University of California (UCs) going test-optional?

Really interesting article: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-02/uc-sat-test-optional My take on test-optional admissions offices is that it ONLY works if a majority of students take advantage of that policy. Basically, if you don’t eliminate the value, and therefore significance, of the tests, then they don’t go away—they’re just slightly less valuable than they were before. I am no apologist for SAT or ACT. I love helping students get […]

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ACT’s calculator policy

I’ve been talking to folks about calculator programs, specifically whether or not you’re allowed to use them on the ACT. I had a student take the test recently at John Marshall High School here in Los Angeles. The test proctor manually deleted everything stored in the memory of every student’s calculator. That shouldn’t have happened, but I understand […]

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