boo-yah! Though the suggestors of less focus on the SATs still want to use a test score but based on individual subjects. This may have a far-reaching effect in gauging how students are learning in high-school and force the removal of standarized tests at the high-school level. I think less focus on the SATs will require better teachers but hopefully will give motivated learners the chance to learn subject areas as important to learning across high school and college levels which will, hopefully, carryt them into learning after college.
From Inside Higher Ed