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.
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.
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.
Exams will include high-tech proctoring to discourage cheating. UC temporarily has dropped the tests as admissions requirements.
UC's one-year pause in testing does not mean a permanent end to SAT/ACT for admissions. CSU may follow. Neither university will require letter grades for high school courses this spring.
School districts can't cancel testing without approval, but they can delay it to later in the school year.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
A faculty task force says the University of California should continue to require SAT or ACT for freshmen admissions.
Opponents will continue their fight.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
UC should not wait for a study on standardized testing, group says.