State Board takes up debate on simplifying student fees

The State Board also made a move toward changing the timeframe for high school students to take standardized tests, and removing the college entrance exam as a high school graduation requirement.

State Board waives college entrance exam requirement for class of 2021

The State Board also approved new nursing and cybersecurity programs at Boise State University and Lewis-Clark State College.

New Mexico makes the SAT a graduation requirement

The New Mexico policy is similar — but not identical — to Idaho state law. All Idaho high school students must take a college entrance exam of some kind, and they can take the SAT at taxpayer expense.

Idaho SAT scores continue to drop

The average score on the college entrance exam has dropped more than 20 points since 2017.

Idaho’s college-readiness score, explained (or not)

According to U.S. News and World Report, 55.2 percent of Idaho students hit benchmark scores on college-placement tests in 2017. But that math remains a mystery.

Analysis: A closer look at Idaho’s ‘college-ready’ ranking

Last week, U.S. News and World Report ranked Idaho No. 5 in the nation for college readiness, and education leaders and Idaho Republicans were atwitter. But overall, Idaho’s education system earned mediocre marks.

Spring test scores: a mixed bag

Scores improved on Idaho’s standardized test. But Idaho scores dropped on a leading college-entrance exam.

New graduation requirements stir debate over the value of test scores

Students are required to take standardized tests but not required to pass them. The scores will still be used to measure teacher performance and school quality.

Caldwell student scores big on SAT

Angelina Goodson was named a National Hispanic Scholar based on academic achievement and was accepted to the College of Idaho.

If you have SAT questions, we have answers

Scores from Idaho’s April 12 SAT Day will be released Tuesday. Here’s what to look for.