Michigan high school juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT starting in spring 2016. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced the switch on Wednesday.
The state has provided a free college entrance exam for eleventh graders on the state’s standardized test for several years.
The College Board – the company that administers the SAT – won a three-year, $17.1 million contract.
MDE spokesperson Martin Ackley says the SAT will be a better test that will save the state money.