Chancellor Christ, other UC leaders ready to end SAT, ACT scores in admissions process

November 24, 2019

With growing research showing that performance on the SAT and ACT are impacted by ethnicity and socio-economics, Chancellor Carol T. Christ and other UC leaders say they are ready to end the use of such standardized tests in the college admissions process.

At a day-long forum hosted by the GSE and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), education leaders from the State Board pencil on standardized test formof Education; each of California’s institutions of higher education (UC, CSU, and community colleges); K-12 school districts; the College Board; and advocacy organizations gathered to discuss the need for a fresh look at the research on college admissions.

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Speakers at the Nov. 22 event included:

Michael Brown, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of California

Prudence L. Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Sally Chen, Economic Justice Program Manager, Chinese for Affirmative Action

Carol T. Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

Eddie Comeaux, Associate Professor of Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, UC Riverside

Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

Marcella Cuellar, Assistant Professor, UC Davis School of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond, President, California State Board of Education; President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Christopher Edley, Jr., Professor, UC Berkeley Law School

Saul Geiser, Senior Associate, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

Heather Hough, Executive Director, PACE

Jessica Howell, Vice President of Research, College Board

Michael Kirst, former president, California State Board of Education; Professor Emeritus, Stanford Universit

Nathan Kuncel, Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education Policy, UC Davis School of Education

Nicholas Lemann, Professor, Columbia School of Journalism

Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences

Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley

Joseph Soares, Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University

Chris Steinhauser, Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District

Joel Vargas, Vice President, JFF

Mark Wilson, Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

Alison Wrynn, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations and Faculty Development, California State University

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