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May 26, 2015

Call for Improved Advising to Minimize Switches in College Majors

A new report by ACT Inc. shows nearly half of all second-year college students end up declaring a major different than what they thought they would pursue in high school.

May 21, 2015

School Counselors Mixed on SAT and ACT Advice, As New SAT Arrives

High school counselors are showing no strong consensus on advising students about taking the current SAT, the new SAT, or the ACT, according to a survey from Kaplan Test Prep.

April 30, 2015

Survey Shows Uptick in Test-Optional Colleges

FairTest reports that 850 colleges now give students the option of submitting SAT and ACT scores, the largest increase in recent years with 25 more added since the spring of 2014.

February 25, 2015

ACT and SAT Security Measures Found to Deter Cheaters

Requirements that test takers submit a photo have reduced imposter incidents by 50 percent since 2012, according to SAT and ACT officials.

January 07, 2015

Michigan to Switch from ACT to SAT for Statewide High School Testing

The College Board won the latest contract for statewide SAT testing for all high school juniors.

November 12, 2014

Students Increasingly Take ACT Before Senior Year

A new report out from ACT, Inc. finds 75 percent of the high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT before their senior year.

November 07, 2014

High School Students Misinformed About Colleges' Use of ACT and SAT Scores

A new survey of Kaplan SAT prep students finds that students tend to take the SAT because they are misinformed about the acceptance of ACT scores by colleges.

August 20, 2014

Statewide ACT Testing Contracts Help Fuel Market Expansion

ACT participation continues to grow, with 19 states now committed to giving the ACT to all high school juniors.

August 20, 2014

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.

August 18, 2014

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.

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