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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:17 PM

Judge bars University of California from all use of SAT, ACT scores in admissions

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Judge bars University of California from all use of SAT, ACT scores in admissions

Bob Egelko and Nanette Asimov
Sep. 1, 2020 Updated: Sep. 1, 2020 5:53 p.m.

The University of California, which has already stopped requiring applicants to take the SAT or ACT, must go further and prohibit campuses from allowing prospective students to submit their scores, a judge ruled Tuesday in a victory for students with disabilities.

The UC regents voted in May to drop the Scholastic Aptitude Test and American College Testing exam as admissions requirements, in response to complaints by low-income, minority and disabled students that the standardized tests were unfair to applicants who could not afford preparation classes and tutors, or whose first language was not English. The students sued in December.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:29 PM

1. I'm sorry... that's just nuts

Unless there’s far more to it than described... it’s ridiculous. The same things could be said about high school transcripts ... or even HS diplomas.

CA’s university system is going the way of their public school system over the last few decades.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:35 PM

3. Nope.. these exams are very unfair. Many bright and able students are educationally

Sidelined because of these exams. As the mom of a dyslexic son, this is long overdue.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:41 PM

4. It's sufficient to not require the test

and to ensure an evaluation system that does not penalize those who choose not to submit one.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:30 PM

2. Great news! These exams are gamed so much that their predictive values is questionable

I know of parents who’ve started SAT test in 7th grade

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:09 PM

5. So how are they going to base admissions decisions?

Or will they be simply admitting all high school graduates?

And I wonder if students who take AP classes will be able to make use of those scores?

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