Thursday, December 10, 2015

State considering switch from ACT to SAT testing

The college entrance exam for students in Illinois could soon change. After more than a decade of offering the ACT, the State Board of Education is now considering the SAT.

The University of Illinois Springfield accepts both SAT and ACT scores.

The university says Illinois switching to the SAT shouldn't affect future students, but could affect the school's employees.

"I think the people that work with the scores will have to get used to the new SAT scoring. For a while I think they will rely on what that means in a ACT kind of language as opposed to looking straight at the SAT score," said Assistant Director of Admissions at UIS, Kathryn Kleeman.

Currently, if a student applies to UIS with an SAT score, it is converted to an ACT score.

The story was reported by WICS-TV 20 on December 9, 2015.

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