- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire 11th-graders in public schools will be taking the SAT when they sit for statewide assessment tests this year.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/1TOSHtu ) the state Department of Education decided to switch to the SAT, in part, to encourage more students to think about preparing for college.

Heather Gage, the Division of Educational Improvement’s director, says school officials, teachers and students encouraged the department to make the move. She says students told officials the SAT would have more meaning to them and help them want to go to college.

Education consultant Scott Marion says the move to use the SAT for in-state assessment for juniors isn’t new. Six states use the ACT to test 11th-graders and Maine has used the SAT for nearly a decade.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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