Students will now be taking the PARCC Assessment. The State Board of Education say it's not a college entrance exam, but prepares students for college.
Schools now have a choice if they want to have their students take the ACT. It's the first time in fifteen years the ACT has become optional. About 145,000 students took it last year.
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