Colorado juniors gear up to take the SAT this spring
Colorado juniors gear up to take the SAT this springCollege Board Communications
An article from the Denver Post discusses Colorado's recent move to administer the SAT to the state's juniors this year. The SAT replaces the ACT as the state's college entrance exam.
"Bids were received by both the College Board and ACT. The selection committee, composed of representatives from school districts across the state, opted for the College Board. They found that the College Board’s Practice SAT, given to 10th-graders, aligned better with the high school Colorado Academic Standards, a requirement of 2015 legislation, said Will Morton, director of assessment administration for the CDE."
Sal Khan, founder and president of Khan Academy was also interviewed for the article. “This SAT is is frankly so much easier, so much closer to what students are seeing in their classes,” he said.
Colorado is one of nine states – along with Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island – and the District of Columbia that will administer the SAT this year at no cost to all public school juniors.
Read the full article "Colorado juniors face new, revamped college exam in SAT after state dumps rival ACT" here.http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/06/colorado-juniors-sat-college-exam/