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January 03, 2019

New Mexico Governor Signs Order to Dump PARCC Tests

On her third day in office, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham fulfills a campaign promise by signing an executive order to dump the PARCC test.

January 02, 2019

New Jersey Court Strikes Down PARCC Test as Grad Requirement

The state is one of about a dozen that require students to pass a test in order to graduate from high school.

October 02, 2018

California Nixes Plan to Let Districts Substitute SAT for Smarter Balanced Exam

California rejects a plan to let school districts substitute the SAT for the Smarter Balanced exam.

September 07, 2018

SAT Stumbles in Getting Federal Approval as High School Achievement Test

Federal education officials have notified Connecticut that they can't fully approve its use of the SAT as a high school achievement test. It's a glimpse of where the college-entrance exam could falter in its bid to gain new ground in the K-12 world.

September 05, 2018

Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest SAT Controversy

You might have heard that there were problems with the August SAT exam. Here's what you need to know.

June 14, 2018

Big Step in Testing Trend: University of Chicago Makes SAT, ACT Optional

The University of Chicago has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission, marking the first time a major research university has joined the test-optional movement.

March 07, 2018

North Dakota Is First State to Let Districts Use ACT Instead of State Exam

North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.

March 05, 2018

Stoneman Douglas Students Get Fee Waivers for AP, SAT, and Might Get to Skip State Tests

Students at the Florida school where 17 people were shot on Feb. 14 have been exempted from fees on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, and they might be excused from state tests.

February 27, 2018

Arizona Approves a 'Menu' of Test Options, But Feds Are Concerned

Arizona has approved a new approach to testing that allows districts to choose among several high school tests. But the new system could violate federal education law.

February 21, 2018

GED Passing Rates Rise, But Fewer Students Take Exam After Redesign

Passing rates on the GED have bounced back to normal levels, four years after a major redesign of the equivalency exam caused a sharp drop.

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