Arkansas public schools assessing with new test system

State's’ third through 10th graders to take ATLAS exam this spring

A sign is seen at the entrance to a hall outside of a classroom hosting a standardized test in this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo. (AP/Alex Brandon)
A sign is seen at the entrance to a hall outside of a classroom hosting a standardized test in this Jan. 17, 2016 file photo. (AP/Alex Brandon)


Good-bye, ACT Aspire. Hello, ATLAS.

More than 250,000 Arkansas public school students in grades three through 10 will take for the first time this school year the state-required Arkansas Teaching and Learning Assessment System tests -- or ATLAS -- in English/language arts, math and science.

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