Letter to UC Regents, 2002

May 9, 2002


Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol
Governor's Office
Sacramento, CA 95814


Dear Governor Gray Davis:

On Wednesday, May 15, 2002 the University of California Board of Regents is scheduled to be briefed about possible "new" admissions tests by the College Board, ACT, and the Board on Academic Relations with Schools.

To help you prepare for this session, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing is enclosing a set of as-yet-unanswered questions about admissions exam revisions for your consideration. Though we share the widespread concerns that current tests distort high school curriculum, undermine equity, and predict poorly, the evidence that proposed changes effectively address such serious issues is generally non-existent.

We hope that you will carefully review the questions we raise and seek detailed responses from the testing proponents who come before you asking for Regents approval of their proposals.

Please feel free to call on us or visit our web site at http://www.fairtest.org if you have any questions or need additional information.



Bob Schaeffer
Public Education Director
(941) 395-6773


Christina Perez
University Testing Reform Advocate
(857) 350-8207