States Not So into ESSA Exam Flexibility When It Comes To ACT/SAT

States Not So into ESSA Exam Flexibility When It Comes To ACT/SAT

January 7, 2018

Education Week’s Alyson Klein reports that, while ESSA gives “districts the chance to use a nationally-recognized college entrance exam, instead of the regular state test, for accountability purposes,” thus far, only North Dakota and Oklahoma have plans to do so, with two other states—Georgia and Florida—considering such a move. Arizona and Oregon may “also be in the mix.” As Klein notes, that’s “not exactly a mad dash to take advantage of the flexibility.”