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FEATURING HARRY FEDER - Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology last week announced they would return to requiring SAT and ACT test scores as part of their admissions processes. Starting before the COVID-19 pandemic, universities had begun to drop test requirements. The pandemic lockdowns accelerated the trend and soon thousands of institutions had become test-free or test-optional, including all University of California schools. Now, elite universities like Harvard are backtracking, in spite of decades of research showing the SAT is biased against women, people of color, and low-income applicants. 

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