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Students are more than standardized test scores

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS: Put a discussion about standardized tests on the UC Board of Regents agenda.

While these exams do not intentionally skew against students from these communities, it’s not too far of a stretch to say that standardized tests benefit the better off.
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Lawyers urge UC to eliminate standardized tests

In a letter addressed Tuesday to the UC Board of Regents, lawyers representing organizations such as the Compton Unified School District and the Community Coalition demanded that the UC system eliminate standardized tests as an admissions requirement.
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UCs should eliminate standardized testing requirement

Making the submission of standardized testing scores optional will benefit the UC and the state of California. It is a step in leveling the playing field and reflecting the state’s diversity. When other colleges and universities made the submissions of test results optional, they saw an increase in applicants and enrollment of Black and Latinx students.
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