(CBSDFW.COM) – In the wake of the massive college admissions scandal, a California lawmaker wants state universities to scrap standardized tests like the SAT.
Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) is among those who think California’s universities should stop using these types of standardized tests for admissions.READ MORE: Gov. Abbott Signs $2B Texas Border Security Bill Into Law In Fort Worth
He said the recent indictments have focused new scrutiny on parents and students gaming the system.
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There is no talk in Texas at this time of banning the SAT.
“You know what we should think about doing is just scrapping the whole thing and focusing on just the old fashioned way, your grades in your class, your application which looks at your extra curricular activities, your life experiences,” said McCarty.MORE NEWS: Texas Amber Alert Ended After 6-Year-Old Amari Baylor Found Safe
The college board created the SAT entrance exam in 1926 to help colleges compare students on an equal level.