A modest increase in the number of students taking the SAT is fueled largely by state or district programs that offer, or require, the college-entrance exam. Outside those programs, numbers have dropped sharply.
'Negotiated rulemaking' has the potential to shape federal testing mandates, particularly at the high school level.
One Nevada principal wears a bell around her neck, so students can hear her approaching and get ready to do something good.
Nearly all of those excluded from the March 5 SAT are test-prep professionals, but the College Board won't confirm that it was targeting that sector.
The bill would allow districts, and parents, to choose which tests their child should take instead of the statewide assessment.
The last-minute move was prompted by indications that large numbers of people were taking the SAT for reasons other than financial aid, scholarships or college admissions.
Middle and high schools principals shared stories about trying to replace As, Bs, and Cs with more meaningful measures of student learning, but ran into obstacles and pushback at every step.
The NASSP acknowledges rising antipathy to standardized testing, but defends the practice as a source of important information about student learning.
In many states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.
Two new reports highlight the practice, which lets students speed their progress by pairing remedial classes with credit-bearing classes.