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The College Board is rolling out a new system that assigns test-takers a score based on the environment they grew up in.

USA TODAY

One of the largest and most prestigious university systems in the country made a landmark decision on Thursday, reshaping its admissions process by ditching standardized testing.

The University of California Board of Regents unanimously voted to suspend the SAT and ACT testing requirements for freshman applicants through 2024 and eliminate them for California students after that – a plan proposed by Janet Napolitano, the university’s system’s president.

“Today’s decision by the Board marks a significant change for the University’s undergraduate admissions,” Napolitano said.

Instead, the UC system – which includes about 280,000 students across the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Berkeley, and seven other undergraduate schools – will focus on creating its own test “that better aligns with the content the