Recently, an article appeared in the New York Times stating that at some schools, the ACT and SAT may replace Common Core Tests.

ACT and SAT May Replace Common Core TestsRead more in the New York Times article here.

As the number of colleges and universities requiring standardized test scores for admission have declined, the tests were supposed to lose importance.  Instead, they have found a new market – federally required tests in public schools. The ,market for public school testing is a lucrative one, nearly $700 million annually.  The SAT and ACT compete against other exams funded by the federal government that are used to rank school performance and mastery of Common Core standards.

Questions are now being raised about the ability of the SAT and ACT to measure learning in high schools. In addition, some educators and parents are concerned about the fairness of the tests in all schools.

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