In ACT Test, Admissions Statistics, SAT Test, Standardized Testing

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman issued a preliminary injunction barring the University of California system from using the ACT or SAT for admission. Judge Seligman felt the test-optional policy gave college applicants with access to testing centers during the pandemic an unfair advantage.

The University of California system had already waived the standardized testing requirement. However, some schools, such as UCLA and UC San Diego, chose a test-optional approach and were planning to consider standardized test scores if the applicants chose to submit them.

It’s not much of a stretch from here for judges to begin ruling unfair advantages extend to students who can afford test prep and that colleges can not use standardized tests after the pandemic ends. Of course, time will tell if this prediction comes true…

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