Monday, April 25, 2016

Proposed budget would cut free SAT, M-STEP tests - WILL GREENBERG, Michigan Radio

A budget proposal now in the state house would cut funding for free SAT testing. The proposed $10 million cut comes from the House Appropriations Committee. If passed, schools would no longer provide each student with a college admissions test – students would have to pay to take the test elsewhere. Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, chairs the School Aid Subcommittee, and said while eliminating the SAT got the most attention, his real goal is to start a discussion about replacing the M-STEP standardized testing – which the bill also removes.

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