Colorado delays switch from the ACT to the SAT for a year, while Florida considers allowing students to choose which tests they take.

HiSET, one of the new alternatives to the GED, has practically pushed the GED off the landscape in Wyoming. GED test-taking has declined in other states that offer equivalency-test alternatives, too.

It's just the latest in a series of moves by states to dump PARCC or Smarter Balanced for the SAT or ACT at the high school level.

Objections from students, parents, and teachers leads the state's commissioner to propose a one-year delay in switching the required college-entrance exam for 11th graders.

The new law allows states or districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability, a move that signals a shift in what schools measure and what they value.

The decision is the second this month to put aside the ACT in favor of the SAT as the college entrance exam given to all 11th graders.

The move points up the shifts taking place among ACT, SAT, PARCC and Smarter Balanced at the high school level.

The move prompts a protest from ACT, which has been the state's longtime vendor, and leaves the state's college-readiness testing in a state of flux.

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

Some racial and ethnic groups made gains in high school completion, but graduation rates remained flat for Native American and Alaskan Native students.


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