Thursday, August 18, 2011

Idaho Students Will Take SAT for Free Starting This Fall

Associated Press
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 7:48 AM

BOISE -- Idaho will provide the SAT college entrance exam to high school juniors at no cost starting this fall.

The state Department of Education says students will still be able to choose another college entrance exam, such as the ACT, but only the SAT will be paid for by the state. More than 60 percent of Idaho's high school seniors took the ACT this year.

Students will have to complete a college entrance exam before finishing their junior year starting this fall, as part of new high school graduation requirements the Idaho Legislature approved in 2007. Lawmakers set aside $960,000 this year for the state to contract a college entrance exam provider.

The Department of Education announced this week that the SAT had been selected after a competitive bidding process.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Angel, for providing positive news for Idaho's high school juniors.