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U. of California System Will Suspend SAT Requirement Due to Student Stress

The University of California system announced recently that it will suspend its standardized test requirement for incoming freshman to alleviate stress caused by the Chinese virus pandemic. Now, the system may abandon its standardized testing requirement indefinitely in order to achieve “equitable treatment” of applicants.

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Online Exams Gaining in Popularity After SAT and ACT Cancellations

An increasing number of students around the country who will not be able to take the SAT as a result of the ongoing Wuhan coronavirus pandemic have registered for an alternative standardized test called the Classic Learning Test. The online exam, which was established in 2015, was designed to repair some of the alleged flaws of more popular standardized exams.

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150 SAT Exams Canceled Due to Wuhan Coronavirus

Nearly 150 testing centers around the nation have canceled the March 14 administration of the SAT exam. The cancellations potentially impact thousands of students who were preparing to take the exam on Saturday.

Desks sit empty in a public school classroom in a Buenos Aires suburb, Argentina, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Striking teachers in the Buenos Aires province are demanding a wage increase higher than what is currently being offered by the provincial administration. The strike is in its 11th day, affecting more …

Hiding Common Core’s Damage: New SAT Won’t Allow Comparison To Prior Years’ Scores

“Next year the College Board will roll out a major change in the SAT that will make comparisons with past results impossible, and allow Common Core proponents to argue ‘these are different and better tests, so don’t pay attention to past results,'” Wurman states. “We are lucky that this year’s SAT has not changed yet, so the decline is clearly visible and cannot be hidden or denied.” The College Board president is David Coleman, the so-called “architect” of the Common Core standards.

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Elite High School Students Rejecting Common Core Tests

LOS ANGELES — Half of the students in their junior year at four affluent high schools in California–Gunn, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes and Calabasas–have chosen to ignore the Smarter Balanced Assessments, the tests based on Common Core that premiere at California high schools this spring.

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