More than a million high school students take the ACT each year. Like the SAT, the ACT is a standardized multiple-choice test meant to predict first-year college grades. The ACT was developed as an alternative to the SAT but is just a different test, not a better one. Like the SAT, the ACT has long-standing problems of bias, inaccuracy, coachability, and misuse. Because of these flaws, no test - neither the ACT nor SAT - should be required in the college admissions process!
It is so utterly unfair that the ACT and SAT are the things that MUST depend on whether a student will have a future or not! It should be either optional to take these tests, or they should NOT exist at all.
Why I'm concerned and most likely a billion others are as well, is because the ACT/SAT is what shows whether I go to University and have a future or not, instead of my grade in high school. My overall GPA in Highschool should be my ticket, and many other students tickets, into University; NOT the ACT/SAT. I am currently almost done with my Junior year, and just like a billion other students, I am struggling...We are all struggling to make great grades, maintain a good GPA, and must do extracurricular activities; while having to find the time, effort, energy, and brain power to study for some test called the ACT/SAT. This is also unfair, to the matter that highschoolers can NOT spend there last years of youth memorably and enjoyable, ALL because of these two tests!!!
I can go on and on about this unjust system, here's a link that shows a person who took the time in researching, writing, and describing why this system should end, way better than I ever could:
What do I want to happen now? No, what WE want to happen now is that neither the ACT nor SAT should be required in the college admissions process. And if there just MUST be something for the 'college admission process' then it should be the overall GPA of our high school years or just something else if anyone has any better ideas?! This should also be a way of how people can receive scholarships.
PLEASE if anyone agrees's with this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help by signing this petition...
Thank You for taking the time to reading this, and Thank You so so so much for anyone who has signed! :)