University of California under pressure from within to abandon SAT and ACT for admission

As faculty deliberate, UC Berkeley chancellor calls for ending the use of SAT and ACT. Pressures are mounting on the University of California to end its 50 year old practice of requiring freshman applicants to take the SAT or ACT — this time from some of its most senior leaders. While the university awaits the recommendations of a special faculty task force on the controversial issue, UC Berkeley chancellor Carol Christ has come out strongly in favor of ending the testing requirement.

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