June 2, 2020
UC Regents Announces Elimination of Standardized Tests in Admissions Criteria
Landmark Decision Addresses Inequities of College Access
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 21, 2020) — Today, University of California Regents announced that they will suspend SAT and ACT testing requirements by 2025. The UC system will develop its own assessment for college applicants, using high school grades and other factors in its comprehensive review system.
In response, Aarti Kohli, executive director at Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, states:
“We applaud the UC Regents’ bold and progressive move towards eliminating the discriminatory practice of standardized tests, which do not predict college potential or success and correlate with family income and parental education. For far too long, the inequities caused by our system have limited access and opportunity to quality education for the most disadvantaged in our communities. These inequities have been exacerbated due to COVID-1 and this is a moment when other universities should be following the UC Regents’ example.”