The 2015-16 school year brings yet another wave of change to states’ testing plans, as they try to respond to pressure to cut back on testing time, and still help students access college opportunity. To do that, many states have chosen to require the SAT or ACT of all students, or use it as their high school accountability test. Some have also dropped the federally funded consortium tests, PARCC and Smarter Balanced, in favor of the SAT or ACT to save testing time.
The chart below shows the results of Education Week’s national survey of states’ assessment programs in math and English/language arts for 2015-2016.
See chart and full article here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/state-testing-an-interactive-breakdown-of-2015-16.html?cmp=soc-edit-tw&override=web.