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ERIC Number: EJ747954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-13
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
In More States, It's Now ACT or SAT for All
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v26 n3 p1, 24-25 Sep 2006
This article reports the concerns in using college-entrance tests for school accountability. A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take college-admission tests and even making the exams a core part of their own testing systems. Proponents argue that having all teenagers take the exams will encourage more young people to think about college and motivate them to take state tests seriously. State officials say a primary reason for making the tests mandatory and free of charge is to encourage more high school students to prepare for and enroll in postsecondary education. But the policies also raise knotty issues, including whether the scores should be used to determine if schools have made adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Illinois; Maine; Michigan; Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)