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Michigan Picks SAT to Replace ACT Exam


The SAT will replace the ACT as Michigan’s eleventh grade standardized test.

The state has provided a free college entrance exam in high school proficiency tests for several years. Martin Ackley is a spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Education. He says students should not have to worry about Michigan universities accepting the results.

“The fact that there will be 115,000 Michigan juniors taking the SAT every year, I’m sure if a college or university in Michigan has not been taking the SAT that they will be accepting the SAT scores.”

Ackley says the SAT will save the state $15 million over the three-year contract. He says the exam is also better aligned to Michigan’s school standards.