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June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

August 13, 2014

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.

July 22, 2014

Report Finds Higher Education Slow to Adapt to Common Core

A paper from the New America Foundation sees a disconnect between the rollout of the Common Core State Standards and higher education policies.

June 24, 2014

College Readiness Needs to Go Beyond Content to Skill Sets, Researcher Says

David Conley suggests students and colleges would be better served with a broader picture of their college- and career- readiness, including a scores reflecting their study skills, persistence, and technology proficiency.

June 07, 2013

Going With First Instinct Not Always Best Test Strategy, Research Finds

When GRE test takers changed their answers on multiple-choice questions, they improved their scores, on average, research from ETS finds.

June 05, 2013

Racial and Income Gaps Persist in AP and IB Enrollment

Gaps still exist between enrollment of white and low-income and minority students in advanced programs even among those qualified to succeed.

May 06, 2013

Early-College-Readiness Assessments for High School Students Growing

Thirty-eight states assess juniors for college readiness, and 21 offer structured interventions to get high school students up to speed for crediting-bearing postsecondary work.

September 19, 2012

Report Shows High School Exit Exams in Transition

George Washington University's Center on Education Policy releases 11th report showing transition in state approaches to high school exit exams.

September 06, 2012

Are Credit Hours the Best Way to Measure Student Progress?

A report from the New America Foundation and Education Sector question the value of the credit-hour system in higher education today

July 18, 2012

New Testing System to Gauge Career and College Readiness

National Academy Foundation and WestEd launch college- and career-readiness assessment system that emphasizes applied career skills.



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