BOISE — The State Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to waive a college entrance exam as an admissions requirement for Idaho’s colleges and universities for 2021-22.
On June 10, State Board waived the college entrance exam requirement for 2020-21. But officials said the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has prevented many of this fall’s high school seniors from taking a college entrance exam, such as the SAT or ACT.
This spring, the state canceled SAT Day, which allows all high school juniors to take the test on the state’s dime.
College and university officials are already considering and recruiting students for 2021-22 and need to be able to make admissions decisions clearly and accurately, State Board Chief Academic Officer TJ Bliss said.
Moments later, the State