U.S. News & World Report recently published its annual college rankings list, adjusting its methodology to include graduate indebtedness and to slightly reduce the emphasis on SAT/ACT scores, high school class standing, and alumni giving rates.
A new report on standardized testing’s role in admissions decisions urges colleges and universities to use this moment of disruption as an opportunity to reconsider their SAT/ACT requirements for the long term.
More than 1,240 of the nation’s 2,330 bachelor’s degree-granting schools have said they will not require students to submit ACT/SAT scores when they apply for fall 2021 admission.
The University of California has decided to phase out the system’s use of SAT and ACT test scores when evaluating candidates for admission—a change expected to have ripple effects across the nation.
University of California President Janet Napolitano this week shared a plan to phase out use of the ACT and SAT in admission decisions—the latest installment in a closely watched debate over the system’s testing requirements.
If COVID-19 continues to derail SAT and ACT testing, will high school students take the exams at home—and will that be equitable? Will the disruption prompt even more colleges to go test-optional?
Whether they’re graduating this spring, preparing for a summer program, or just starting their legal education, students at the nation’s law schools are facing unique challenges and an uncertain future in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The University of California and California State University systems this week announced that they would temporarily suspend several admissions requirements to reduce stress on students during the coronavirus crisis.
With standardized tests postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some colleges and universities have decided it’s time to stop requiring applicants to submit their SAT and ACT scores.
A highly anticipated report from the University of California says the system should continue requiring applicants to submit ACT and SAT scores—and offers up some surprising findings.
As California’s university systems face calls to drop the ACT and SAT exams as admission requirements, stakeholders are mulling other ways to gauge students’ college-readiness.
Given the system’s size, the University of California’s decision could shape the future of standardized testing requirements in college admissions. Meanwhile, targeting other barriers to attainment, California recently made available additional funds for emergency student aid.