HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
The New Hampshire Department of Education released last year’s Smarter Balanced and SAT scores which showed a decline in math and ELA proficiency.
High school juniors in West Virginia will take the SAT college entrance exam instead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment starting in Spring of 2018.
The Rhode Island Department of Education decided to abandon PARCC for Massachusetts hybrid MCAS-PARCC Assessment and the SAT.
Cheri Kiesecker: The College Board, owner of the PSAT and SAT, solicits personal information from each student without parental consent.
Check your school district calendars for SAT administration dates if it is administered in your district and know what is not required in order to take it.
The Press of Atlantic City reported last week that very few New Jersey seniors took PARCC in order to graduate last school year.
Reuters just released an investigative report that does not paint David Coleman, CEO of the College Board, in a very good light after his SAT redesign.
Jane Robbins: If Common Core were what it’s cracked up to be, its proponents should welcome assessments that showcase academic improvements.
The Classic Learning Test provides a college entrance exam that is a better measurement for students who have rejected the Common Core State Standards.