Court rules UC can no longer consider SAT, ACT in admissions

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The ruling, resulting from a lawsuit filed by five students and six organizations, recognized that the UC system's 'test-optional' policy would have given privileged students an unfair advantage in admissions.

The Alameda County Superior Court granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that requires the UC system to cease use of the SAT and ACT as part of the admissions process, according to a press release from pro bono law firm Public Counsel.
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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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