One State’s Schools Move To ACT Exams In Third Grade
MONTGOMERY AL – A series of ACT exams that begins in third grade, not high school, and tracks students’ performance throughout their elementary and secondary education, will soon take effect in Alabama, that state announced Wednesday. The tests are said to be better aligned to each other and teachable content, which helps determine more effective teaching methods.
The story is one of six articles curated this week by The Post as part of its continuing series, “The ACT-SAT Scramble.” Brief descriptions of each article, and corresponding links to them online, appear below in dated order.
ACT exams to replace old standardized tests in Alabama (WTVM.com; April 10, 2014)
ACT tests are going to become the standard tests all Alabama students take, starting in the third grade. The state department of education announced Wednesday the state is about to use the exams to replace all other standardized tests.
State becomes first to implement new testing system (Montgomery Advertiser; April 9, 2014)
In a major shift from previous testing and assessment methods, public schools in Alabama will begin using the ACT suite of tests to determine student achievement and progress.