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Superintendent Juneau Releases Smarter Balanced Scores, Cuts Standardized Testing Time


HELENA – Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced public high school juniors will no longer be required to take the annual Smarter Balanced assessment. Instead they will take the ACT.

"Montana is one of 13 states that provides the ACT to all juniors for free. It doesn't make sense to ask juniors to take the ACT and the Smarter Balanced assessment," Superintendent Juneau said. "The change will cut testing time for public high school students by two-thirds, and allow them to focus on preparing for college and career."

Testing time also will be cut for all other grades be...

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