ACT, SAT both fulfill requirements
By Ben Pounds (Oakridger).
Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen stated in a memorandum that the ACT and SAT college tests both “fulfill the requirements of state law and state accountability.”
As stated in the memorandum, state law requires students to participate in a “postsecondary readiness” assessment. School districts may administer either the ACT or SAT tests to fulfill this requirement.
Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, made an emailed statement following the release of McQueen’s memo on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
“I would like to thank Commissioner McQueen for releasing this memo,” McNally stated. “It is important for parents, students and educators to recognize there is more than one option in college admissions testing. It is critical for everyone to be fully informed about the assessments available to them. The SAT is aligned to state academic standards, measures what students are already learning in class, and is accepted at all state universities. The SAT is a viable option for Tennessee students and, in many circumstances, it is the preferable option. I am glad Commissioner McQueen is promoting this fact. I encourage all districts to take a hard look at each test and determine which testing company would be the best partner for the benefit of Tennessee students.”
Last year, McNally weighed in on the ACT, as well. Due to ACT sending Bearden High School students the wrong test, the students reportedly did not get scores. Go to the articlehttps://testprepprofessionals.com/act-sat-fulfill-requirements/SAT, ACT & High School NewsACT,requirements,SAT,stateBy Ben Pounds (Oakridger). Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen stated in a memorandum that the ACT and SAT college tests both “fulfill the requirements of state law and state accountability.” As stated in the memorandum, state law requires students to participate in a “postsecondary readiness” assessment. School districts may...Kevin OrganisciakKevin Organisciakinfo@testprepprofessionals.comAdministratorTest Prep & Tutoring Professionals (TPP) began as a PR clipping service through Linkedin. TPP quickly gained momentum and became a niche consulting service to small and medium sized tutoring, test prep, and admissions consulting firms. We've been around for just over 6 years. Our founder, Kevin Organisciak, spent ten years as a senior executive with Kaplan Test Prep. He earned distinctions and awards, culminating with his induction to the Kaplan Fellows, President's Circle, and Kaplan Leadership Development Program. During his tenure, Kevin worked on over 120 marketing campaigns, drafted 150 budgets, oversaw a Six Sigma operating environment, and trained and developed over fifteen now VPs and Senior Directors. That last piece is what led Kevin to coaching and consulting.The Association for Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring Professionals