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November 18, 2021
After deciding not to develop its own test to replace the SAT, UC considered using Smarter Balanced exams. That idea has also been rejected.
November 9, 2021
California's public universities won't consider SAT and ACT scores, but some students still take tests for scholarships and placement.
February 11, 2021
College access experts attribute the massive spike in applications partially to the elimination of the SAT and ACT in admissions.
January 13, 2021
UC is being asked not to create its own test to replace the SAT. Students may instead be able to submit scores from 11th grade state exams.
October 30, 2020
Since SAT/ACT exams are optional, colleges in California and nationwide want to know more about students and their pandemic challenges.
September 8, 2020
Many testing sessions for the SAT and ACT were canceled in pandemic. Some remain scheduled for the fall, with social distancing and masks required.
September 1, 2020
UC’s Board of Regents voted in May to stop requiring the exams, but some campuses were still giving students the option to submit scores.
June 26, 2020
UC’s first female president helped expand enrollment and successfully pushed to end testing as admissions requirement.
May 21, 2020
Ending the SAT/ACT as a requirement for freshman admission at UC will likely get attention nationally. Supporters of the move expect it will result in more ethnic and income diversity on campuses. Critics fear it will backfire.
May 11, 2020
UC's Napolitano plan conflicts in part with faculty position and could be very influential nationally. UC regents are to vote on the issue next week.
May 5, 2020
Colleges and testing companies should put student needs at center of decisions on how to handle assessments and admissions in a time of social distancing.
April 20, 2020
Requirements for SAT or ACT are suspended for a year and UC faculty votes to keep the exams in the future. Regents will have the final say.
April 17, 2020
CSU officials say their action does not mean testing is permanently dropped as an admissions requirement. Grade point averages will take on more weight.
April 16, 2020
Exams will include high-tech proctoring to discourage cheating. UC temporarily has dropped the tests as admissions requirements.
April 9, 2020
ACT and SAT are better measures of college readiness than state tests, proponents say.