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UCs must go test-blind, Alameda judge rules

SAT and ACT prep books lie on a shelf. A judge in Alameda County ruled that the University of California must immediately cease considering SAT and ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions.

by Arushi Saxena and Aditya Singhvi

September 4, 2020

An Alameda County Superior Court judge ruled in a preliminary injunction on Sept. 1 that the University of California system must immediately bar all use of SAT and ACT test scores for scholarship and admissions decisions.  “The current Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in restrictions on the availabi...

“A pretty big domino to fall”: UC schools to eliminate SAT and ACT testing consideration by 2025

In a landmark decision, University of California announced on Thursday their plans to completely eliminate the influence of the SAT and ACT on their admissions process by 2025.

by Lucy Ge, Winged Post Asst. News Editor

May 23, 2020

The University of California (UC) Board of Regents unanimously decided on Thursday to take measures to eliminate consideration of SAT and ACT test scores by 2025 to reduce inequity in college admissions, according to a UC press statement. Like over a thousand other schools, the UC system had already made the admissions process for the class of 2021 test-optional in response to the coronavirus pandemic h...

Freshmen complete service as sophomores and juniors take PSATs

Testing locations for both juniors and sophomores are posted on the TV monitors in Main. Both grades were required to be at school at 7:30 a.m.

by Kushal Shah, Sports Columnist

October 17, 2019

Sophomores and juniors took the PSATs at school on Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m., while the freshmen travelled to Coyote Creek to sustain its natural environment and preserve it for years to come.  The freshmen helped to clean off excess dirt that had gathered at the sides of the trail in order to wi...

Students complete first week of AP testing

Audrey Liu (10) focuses concentratedly on her work in the library during AP week. AP Exams were help in both the Auxiliary Gym and Nichols Atrium.

by Arushi Saxena, Global Editor

May 9, 2019

Students completed their first week of AP exams on May 10, ending the week with the United States History and Physics 2 exams. Another week of AP testing lies ahead, with 17 exams being offered next week, including Biology, Calculus AB and BC, Art History, and Music Theory. This past week, 17 exams...

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