Student Voice Joins Education and Civil Rights Leaders in Calling on 30 Major Universities to End Consideration of SAT/ACT Scores

Update
June 16, 2020

The coalition’s full letter is available on the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s website.

A full press release regarding the coalition’s letter calling on 30 Major Universities to End Consideration of SAT/ACT Scores can be found on the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s website.

Student Voice has joined a coalition of education and civil rights advocates, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and including the National Education Association, Girls Inc., FairTest and more, to call on 30 major universities to immediately end their consideration of SAT/ACT scores for student admissions in a letter today.

Thousands of students across the country have already called on colleges and universities to adopt test-optional admissions policies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Standardized testing does not meaningfully predict a student’s success in college, is heavily correlated with race and wealth and disadvantages students of color from accessing higher education.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law identified 30 major universities still requiring the submission of SAT/ACT scores for admission who received the coalition’s letter and are asked to respond by July 10. The full list of institutions receiving the coalition’s letter is available on the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s website.

About Student Voice

Student Voice is a by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works in all 50 states to equip students as storytellers, organizers and institutional partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity. Through direct civic action, Student Voice helps students hold their schools and surrounding communities accountable to the Student Bill of Rights and prepares them to become lifelong agents of social and political change. For more information about Student Voice, visit our website at StuVoice.org and follow @Stu_Voice and #StuVoice on social media.

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