California Governor Vetoes Bill on SAT and ACT

October 2, 2018

California governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, has vetoed a bill that would have required public schools to use the SAT or ACT instead of the state's required assessment of 11th graders. In his veto message, Governor Brown said he applauded the idea of dealing with the "testing fatigue" many students feel. But he said he was not convinced the SAT or ACT met the goals of the state's test. However, he said he was interested in the idea of the state's public universities using the 11th-grade assessment instead of the SAT or ACT.

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