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December 21, 2015

Montana Drops Smarter Balanced, Chooses ACT for High School Test

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

December 21, 2015

Illinois Chooses SAT Over ACT for Statewide College-Readiness Testing

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.

December 01, 2015

Caution Urged For States Using College-Entrance Exams for Accountability

One of several nationwide testing trends identified in a new report is the increasing use of college-admissions exams as accountability tests.

November 30, 2015

One Less Test for 12th Grade Students

In the face of a budget shortfall, the board that governs NAEP testing has eliminated some assessments for 8th grade and 12th grade students.

October 28, 2015

8th Grade Scores Down, With Few Bright Spots on National Tests

Eighth grade performance on the NAEP was a particularly weak spot in an already sobering report.

October 08, 2015

UPDATED: California Students Who Failed Exit Exam Since 2004 Can Graduate Anyway

The new law exponentially expands the reach of an earlier move by lawmakers who exempted only this year's graduating class from the exit exam.

October 02, 2015

Oregon's New Graduation Requirements: Higher in Writing Than Math

Translating its old graduation-test scores onto the Smarter Balanced scale revealed that the state's old diploma requirements fell far short of "college ready." But so do its new ones.

August 31, 2015

California Drops Exit-Exam Requirement for 2015 Class

A new law allows thousands of students to graduate even though they didn't take the required exit exam because of a state contracting error.

August 19, 2015

California Legislature Writes Emergency Bill to Help Students Denied Diplomas

Lawmakers scrambled this week to draft legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.

August 18, 2015

Illinois Law Requires College Credit for AP Scores of 3 or Higher

The new law forces all public colleges and universities to grant credit for AP tests at score levels that are lower than some had required.

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