ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Hits New High

The average composite SAT score was 21 for the high school class of 2014 and a record 57 percent of graduates took the college-entrance exam.


Top Executive at ACT to Retire Next Year

Jon Whitmore, a former college president who has led the testing organization since 2010, will step down in August of 2015.


White House Announces Summit, New Efforts to Boost College Access

More organizations and higher education institutions pledge to work to improve college access as a new summit is scheduled at the White House for Dec. 4.


College Board 'Clarifies' New AP U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.


States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.


Early Progress Reported on High School Reform Experiment

A review of the Diplomas Now intervention model shows progress is easier in developing additional student interventions and supports than changing teaching within the classroom.


Local Networks Pool Resources to Boost College-Going Rates

Michigan has set up 50 local college action networks to leverage community resources to get more students into college.


Summer College Programs for High School Students Can Build Confidence

Increasingly, colleges are offering short-term academic programs on campus to expose high school students to careers.


Study Rejects Notion That Selective College Boosts Graduation Chances

A new study finds high school preparation and finances are key factors in college completion, dispelling notion that selectivity of a school is an advantage.


Financial Aid Professionals Call for Reporting Changes

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators releases 15 recommendations to change college reporting requirements for prospective and enrolled students.


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