Colorado High School Juniors May Get To Take ACT, After All

January 5, 2016

Colorado 11th graders may get to take the college entrance exam they’ve been preparing for after all.

The Colorado Department of Education recently decided to swap the ACT exam for the new SAT exam.

The change this late in the school year troubled some superintendents. In an email to school superintendents late Monday, interim Commissioner of Education Elliot Asp said requiring this year’s 11th graders to take a new SAT exam this spring – after they have already invested time, money and energy in preparing to take the ACT – "would not be in their best interest."

"I want to assure you that I hear your concerns, and I agree with many of them," Asp said.

The department is working with the vendors on plan to allow 11th graders to take the ACT this year only.