ATLANTA, Ga. -- Major chances could be on the way for how children are educated in the state.
A massive crowed showed up at the gold dome to debate a bill on the future of the SAT exams in Georgia and the Common Core. If it passes, the bill would completely change how kids learn in the state.
Right now, educators use a set of standards known as the Common Core.
Adopted in 45 states, it's a standardized curriculum meant to even the playing field for schools across the country.
Supporters have said it helps teachers share ideas and promotes a sense of unity.
But vocal opponents have argued the Common Core squashes creativity and makes learning more complicated for students.
Georgia has been using these standards since 2012, but this bill, already passed by the Senate, would likely wipe them out.
SB 167 would stop the use of common core immediately in the state, review all standardized testing and exclude all national testing.
So what does that mean for the SAT and ACT?
A lot of educators think this could mean students in Georgia would not take the SAT or ACT, which are national standardized test.
While some students might celebrate, there are concerns about what that could mean for kids who want to go to college.
"I have a real problem with that because students in Georgia want to go to college outside the state and if you don't have that test, you're probably not going to get in," said college student, Erin Burnett.
The bill has already passed the Senate and is now up for debate in the house.
If tonight's turnout is any indication, this will be a hot issue for the rest of the session.
Even if this bill fails, students could be looking at major differences in how they take the SAT test.
The College Board just announced Wednesday it's going to be a much different test.
Students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers, meaning they can take a guess if they don't know the answer.
The vocabulary section will be much more common, meaning you won't see words like iconoclast, but you might see synthesis.
The essay will now be optional, which could really change how students take the test.
Lastly, the SAT creators say it will align much more closely with the Common Core.