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CBS News 22 May 2020

University of California system eliminates standardized tests

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The University of California system will no longer require students to submit ACT and SAT test scores as a part of their college application requirements. Akil Bello, the senior director of advocacy and advancement for The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, joined CBSN to discuss.


The University of California Board of Regents voted 23-0 to phase out the exams over the next five years.
The University of California will drop the SAT and ACT tests as admission requirements through 2024 and eliminate them for California residents after that, per a landmark decision by the prestigious university system. CBS Los Angeles' Juan Fernandez has the latest.
The University of California has decided to ease its admissions process by no longer requiring standardized test scores and some letter grades for a few of its courses due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the UK reached a goal of 100,000 coronavirus daily tests per day after carrying out 122,347 coronavirus tests on the last day of April.

This figure includes home testing kits which are counted when they are sent out - so it does not mean the test was actually completed or returned to a lab.

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