Consideration of SAT and ACT Scores in UC Admissions Process

The battle over the consideration of SAT or ACT scores in the University of California admissions process is brewing. A few weeks back, we reported on a letter that was sent by certain groups, including the Compton Unified School District, College Access Plan, College Seekers, Community Coalition, the Dolores Huerta … 

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SAT and ACT Requirement at Elite Universities

More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement in admissions, right? The answer is a qualitative yes. More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement, but this trend does not hold true at America’s highly selective colleges where the SAT or … 

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The SAT or ACT Requirement

Recently, we wrote about a misleading headline in The Washington Post: “A record number of colleges drop SAT/ACT admissions requirement amid growing disenchantment with standardized tests.” We argued the title of the piece, penned by Valerie Strauss, was misleading because our nation’s highly selective colleges haven’t exactly followed the trailblazing … 

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SAT and ACT at UC Schools

Certain groups, including the Compton Unified School District, are seeking to ban the University of California schools from considering applicants’ SAT and ACT scores in the admissions process. And why? Because these groups essentially argue that these standardized tests unfairly advantage the affluent who can afford great test prep. Indeed … 

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ACT to Score Exams Faster and Report Superscores

Yesterday, we wrote about the most high profile of the changes coming to the ACT. These newly announced changes will take effect in September 2020 — unless of course the proposed changes are reversed. And, yes, changes can be reversed…just ask College Board about their SAT Adversity Score! But we … 

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Putting an End to SAT and ACT Cheating

Teen Vogue has published a salacious, rather sad overview of how students go about cheating on the SAT and ACT. Of course, it’s not news to our readers that some nefarious students find ways to cheat on these exams — and that their methods of cheating have become way more … 

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A Test-Only Admissions Policy

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce recently recently conducted a survey on how an SAT-only admissions policy — a process in which students would be admitted to colleges based solely on their SAT scores — would impact the demographics of these very colleges. Well, the results are in: … 

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On That SAT Adversity Index

In an editorial published this week in The Seattle Times, The Seattle Times editorial board came out in support of the SAT Adversity Index. The board argued that opposition to this index was predictable and then included paragraph after paragraph with evidence-based support of why the Academic Index is called … 

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