CUNY Will Use Standardized Tests to Determine Readiness of Remedial Students

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York took another controversial step last week to reform remediation there, approving the use of standardized tests to judge whether students taking remedial reading and writing classes are ready to shift to college-level work.

The action comes as CUNY leaders are preparing to require all applicants for admission to submit SAT or ACT scores, probably starting in 2000.

University officials contended