New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams

May 30, 2016 by

By Catherine Gewertz –

A new test is positioning itself as a non-common-core alternative to the SAT and ACT.

Word about the Vector Assessment of Readiness for College, or Vector A.R.C., has been making its way through the conservative blogosphere, which is pitching it as a tool for families who don’t want their children taking college admissions tests that reflect the Common Core State Standards. Families who home school or send their students to private schools, and those who live in states without the common core, are key audiences for Vector A.R.C.

On its website, Vector ARC goes on the attack against testing “giants” that have gained a “virtual monopoly” over widely used tests such as the SAT and ACT, and markets itself as “the antidote for Common Core-aligned college entrance exams.” Vector A.R.C. also appeals directly to the local-control sentiment that fueled the fight against the common core, using this tagline on its website:

Source: New Test Pitched As Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams – Market Brief

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