<p>Interesting article from The</a> Harvard Crimson regarding the UC System considering doing away with the SAT II requirements. Harvard and the UCs have different views on the utility of the SAT IIs. </p>
<p>The Harvard Dean of Admissions indicated that,
Harvard’s own internal studies have proven the efficacy of SAT II scores in predicting academic success at Harvard.
<p>On the other hand,
the University of California panel’s proposal stated that the SAT II “contributes very little to UC’s ability to predict which applicants will perform well initially at UC." The panel also claimed that black and Hispanic applicants, as well as poorer applicants, were less likely to receive proper preparation that would enable them to perform well on the SAT II exams."
<p>I wonder why there are such differing positions on the SAT II?</p>