The SAT will replace the PARCC assessment as the high school accountability exam in Illinois, the State Board of Education announced Monday. Students in third through eighth grades will continue to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment. The SAT (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Achievement Test) will be provided to schools at no extra cost and will be offered to students during the school day, the state agency said. The state board said it made the change in response to listening to students, parents, educators, administrators and advocacy groups. Across Illinois, many high school students refused to take the test.