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From NPR comes this important detail: "Many critics see the scores as a reflection of wealth rather than academic readiness." They reflect both the ability to spend extra money on test prep before taking the test, and also the social and cultural background of the people taking the tests. It's nice to see the university taking this into account, and I'm sure the warning that they could be sued for using the SAT and ACT played no role in the decision.

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