ACT and SAT are better measures of college readiness than state tests, proponents say.
California also will ask the federal government to waive the required standardized tests if and when schools resume session this year.
Test scores are only one measure of a student, but they can be used to dispel stereotypes and promote higher achievement, superintendent says.
The results are the first set of scores for a new test aligned with California’s new science standards.
Removing tests from admissions process would allow UC to recruit and educate California’s best and brightest from all backgrounds.
Colleges would miss out on valuable information about student readiness if they eliminate test scores from the admissions process.
California’s CORE districts have the option of publishing growth data. Los Angeles will join Fresno, Long Beach and Oakland in doing so.
U.S. math scores have not budged significantly since 2003 on the worldwide assessment.
High SAT and ACT scores still provide an edge even if colleges don't require them.
Nationwide scores on NAEP stalled for a decade in 4th and 8th grade while California's slowly rose – latest dip in 8th grade reading notwithstanding
Analytical tools that are available but not used can help schools better understand how to improve student performance.
At least 92 percent of students have access to the minimum internet speed needed, but some districts have to stagger test-takers to avoid glitches.
One bill would let school districts give the SAT or ACT to all students, at state expense; another calls on UC and CSU to consider phasing out the tests altogether.
Two near indicators – chronic absenteeism and college/career readiness – debut and reemphasize the need to boost attendance of younger students and better prepare high schoolers for post-graduation.
Superintendents say free college readiness testing for all would raise SAT/ACT scores and boost college admissions. Opponents say AB 1951 would undermine the usefulness of high school testing.