New lawsuit challenges SAT and ACT requirements for UC schools

New lawsuit challenges SAT and ACT requirements for UC schools

The University of California is being sued for requiring incoming students to take the SAT and ACT. The lawsuit claims that the tests have a well-known ’discriminatory effect’ on underrepresented students. The SAT and ACT, the lawsuit says, ’reflect demographic and socioeconomic characteristics like family income, parental education, and race’ instead of measuring ’academic ability’.

Paul C
Paul C 2 months

So someone that can't do very well on a standardized test will somehow be able to do well in a competitive academic program. Is that the point of this?

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 2 months

The whole idea of Standardized was to avoid this. What's next, SAT in Ebonics or in Spanglish?

IvoryDove 2 months

"Correlation does not prove causation", a standard academic truth, is being ignored in this case. If minority students are less likely to score well on the test, it can obviously be because they aren't as well prepared for college. The solution is to help them prepare for college, not to dumb down the test. But then, most of these kids are taught in public schools, which only prepares them to become socialist pawns, not critical thinkers... So it's probably too late for them.

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

I'm sorry but if you arent smart enough to pass the test you dont pass. A handicap for your skin color is both demeaning, and enabling less prepared individuals to get into programs they arent prepared for. This is why when they enacted these programs in ivy league colleges more minorites were accepted, but less graduated and more dropped out, because they werent prepared and werent capable of competing with other students. It brings diwn the whole system when students who cant compete slow down the process.

ConcealCarryProtect 2 months

TL;DR Tests are racist.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 2 months

Standardized testing has destroyed the education system in America. Everything in class is focused towards the next test instead of learning. There is no incentive for critical thinking, only regurgitating information and cheating. This creates the low skill workers that come out of high school and hurt the economy. So yeah, take away standards for SAT and ACT.

Joseph Gillette
Joseph Gillette 2 months

Why bother having standards at all at this point.....

porcus 2 months

HaHa! Poor Lefties, the world owes you nothing.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 2 months

Like California schools actually teach you anything today anyway. 🙄

Star Alien
Star Alien 2 months

Funding schools through property tax is the real discrimination factor.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 2 months

Everything Is Racists

Sullivas 2 months

Considering this will go through California's court system, we might see this actually be our dystopian reality in our backyard (if it wasn't bad enough where we are now).

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