USDE Not Sure SAT or ACT Good Enough For AYP

Over at Education Week, Lynn Olson's got an interesting overview of state efforts to require or embed college admissions tests like the SAT and ACT into state assessment systems, in the hopes that it will put more kids in the chute for college attendance and raise expectations for high school at the same time (In More States, It’s Now ACT or SAT for All). The effort mirrors past attempts to get all kids to apply for college, or eliminating basic tracks and making everyone take the same test (like the Regents in NY.) Ironically, it's the USDE that is throwing a wrench into the works, making states wait to find out whether this effort passes NCLB muster.


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