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March 01, 2016

Citing Security, College Board Transfers March SAT-Takers to May

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.

February 24, 2016

High School Principals Group Takes Stand Against Testing Opt-Outs

The NASSP acknowledges rising antipathy to standardized testing, but defends the practice as a source of important information about student learning.

February 24, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

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.

February 11, 2016

Illinois Finalizes Decision to Switch From ACT to SAT

The move is the latest in a string of decisions that add up to big shifts on the high school testing landscape.

February 11, 2016

Smarter Balanced, PARCC Assessments Better at Gauging Depth, Complexity, Study Says

High school tests by the two consortia get better ratings for plumbing depth, complexity, than do ACT's Aspire or Massachusetts' MCAS.

January 14, 2016

Florida, Colorado, Make Moves to Replace State Tests With ACT, SAT

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

January 06, 2016

Delaware Chooses SAT Over Smarter Balanced for High School Tests

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.

January 05, 2016

Colorado Exploring Delay in Switch From ACT to SAT

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.

January 04, 2016

Important Changes in High School Testing Allowed in Every Student Succeeds Act

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.

December 24, 2015

Colorado Dumps PARCC in Favor of SAT as High School Test

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.

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