School boards across the state are deciding how to implement a state law passed in 2013 that requires all 11th graders be tested for college readiness in English language arts, literacy and mathematics, according to the Maryland Reporter.
The State Board has granted some flexibility regarding which tests may be used for the assessments, as described,
They face a choice of whether to add two Common Core-aligned tests to assess college and career readiness, or use scores from one of several already established college entrance exams like the SAT. It’s also possible students who take a college placement exam could be exempt from taking PARCC in school systems who elect to use it.
For more information, read the whole story from the Maryland Reporter and our previous posts on Conduit Street: State Gives School Boards Flexibility In Administering Student Assessments, Opinion Piece Predicts Maryland Governor Will Continue Common Core, State Board Approves 2-Year Delay in Using the New Student Assessment as Graduation Requirement.