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UNIV CAL TO DROP SAT BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH DUMMIES ARE ADMITTED

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U.
of California leaders support dropping use of SAT, ACT

Top
leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the
SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor
Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer,
Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced them
that performance on the tests is so strongly influenced by family
income, parents’ education and race, that using them for college
admissions decision is unfair. “They really contribute to the
inequities of our system,” Christ said at a forum on college
admissions at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education. The Los
Angeles Times reports the positions announced by Christ and Brown
came as the UC and California State University systems reassess the
use of standardized tests and dozens of U.S. universities move away
from relying on them.

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