Happy Friday: Your SAT scores really don’t matter anymore
May 22, 2020
Episode 199

Happy Friday: Your SAT scores really don’t matter anymore

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At least, not if you're trying to get into a University of California school.

Not in California, anyway. (And, you know, lots of trends are born in California.)

Check all that are true:

A. The University of California system announced this week it will phase out the use of ACT and SAT test scores in its admissions process.

B. Over the next few years, submitting scores will be optional.

C. By 2025, the schools will no longer consider the scores at all.

D. Elimination of the standardized tests will ease stress and lower barriers for low-income families.

We’ll discuss. Plus: American oil production and coffee snobbery.

Links to a few of the things we talked about today:

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