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University of California

Policy Status and Authority
Sectors with a multiple measures policy: 4 Year Sector
Policy Status: In Place
The policy is based on (statute, regulation and/or system policy):

System Policy

When the policy was first adopted: Unknown
Is the policy mandatory or optional? Mandatory
Do the measures vary or are they uniform across campuses?

Uniform

Do the measures vary or are they uniform across degrees/pathways?

Uniform

What subjects are using multiple measures for placement?
  • writing
Measures Included in the Policy
Measures required to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests ACT, SAT, AP Exam, IB Exam, UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
Measures optional or recommended to be accepted for placement under the multiple measures policy: Standardized Tests None
High School Achievement Measures None
Non-Cognitive Measures and Essays None
If a statewide high school standards-based assessment is included, is it aligned to the Common Core?

Not applicable

Were cut scores for the measures determined by the system or state?

Yes

The placement process using these measures:

Entering freshmen must demonstrate their command of English by fulfilling the Entry Level Writing Requirement. Students are exempt from the Analytical Writing Placement Exam by scoring:

  • 30 or better on the ACT English Language Arts or Combined English/Writing (last administered June 2015); or
  • 680 or better on the SAT Reasoning Test, Writing (last administration January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Examination in English; or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Literature exam or Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Literature exam or Language and Literature exam.
Multiple measures policy documents: