• High School Juniors to Take ACT Test in Spring


    High School juniors who have spent time preparing for ACT tests this spring, won’t have to change to the SAT tests after all. It’s good news for students and administrators who voiced concerns about the proposed change. They felt there was not enough time to implement the change.

    Sophomore students will take the PSAT this spring and beginning next year all juniors will take the SAT’s.

    Interim Education Commissioner Elliott Asp announced the one-year delay earlier this month. The state decided last year to switch to the SAT tests after a committee unanimously ruled that the SAT was better aligned to the Colorado State Standards.

    “We’re very thankful that the testing vendors were willing to work with us to create a transition year for our 11th-grade students,” said Interim Education Commissioner Elliott Asp in a prepared statement.  “Our high school juniors can take the assessment they’ve been preparing for, and we will work with districts, educators and the College Board to create a smooth transition to the SAT in 2017.”

    Under State Law, the ACT test has been given to all junior students since 2001.

    Both the ACT and SAT tests are used by colleges and universities in their admission selection process.

    Posted January 25, 2016