Federal waiver permits the SAT as a substitute for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC)

 
Starting this 2015-16 school year, 11th graders will take the SAT only. Governor Dannel Malloy announced at a press conference held at Wilbur Cross High School on Thursday, August 6th that the state was granted a federal waiver allowing students to take the SAT as a substitute for the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC). The results of the SAT are now an acceptable measure for meeting the student progress requirement of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.
The waiver reduces the number of test students face throughout the school year, teachers testing preparation time, and cost for taking the SAT.
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