Test-Optional College Admission and Socioeconomic Status

Matt Larriva
Oct 05, 2020
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UNITED STATES, March 12, 2021, COLLEGE EXPRESS

This May, the Regents of the University of California school system voted to phase out the SAT and ACT over the next five years. Working to eliminate the socioeconomic bias latent in the SAT and ACT, the schools will endeavor to create their own admission test in place of the well-known standardized tests. Currently, 55% of all four-year colleges are test-optional, an increase of 37% last year. While the test-optional trend started much earlier, the coronavirus pandemic certainly accelerated the slow-moving trend that has taken root over the past few years. Now the question remains: Is test-optional an option for you? […]

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