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McFadden Praises UC Dropping SAT

Some local praise for the University of California’s recent announcement that it was officially ending the use of standardized test scores, when considering admissions. Critics had argued that SAT’s had been biased against low-income, disabled, and minority students, especially. And Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent, Brett McFadden, says there’s mounting evidence, nationwide, supporting that. He says it’s good that other criteria and assessments are being given more weight, as well as other intangibles. And McFadden agrees that many students simply aren’t good test-takers. UC officials say getting rid of the SAT is one possible reason they admitted their most diverse class this fall. Students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups made up 43-percent of incoming freshmen. California State University also temporarily suspended the tests during the pandemic. It’s not known if the change will be permanent.

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