Officials likely to look at entrance exams

VERMILLION, S.D. (WNAX) – There is a trend among some colleges and universities to move away from using entrance exams like the A.C.T. or S.A.T. to determine who will be allowed to attend.

University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says that hasn’t been a big issue in the state, yet.

Gestring says those exams help the university figure out where a student should start.

Gestring says students could get off to a better start in higher education by taking more math in high school.

Gestring says they have changed the way they teach freshman math to help more students get the credits they need.