The West Virginia Department of Education hasn’t yet had an external, independent study done of whether the SAT test’s “Analysis in Science” section actually measures what Mountain State students are learning in their science classrooms.

The department, nevertheless, plans to report SAT science scores to the federal government, at least for last school year.

ACT Inc., while protesting the department’s decision about a year ago to award the statewide 11th grade standardized testing bid to College Board, which produces the SAT, challenged the idea of the state using the SAT to test science. Sara Sympson, field communications director for College Board, wrote in an email Friday that “we don’t know of another state using the SAT as its statewide high school science test.”

Click here to read the full story in the Charleston Gazette Mail (September 8, 2018)

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