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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.

February 04, 2015

Statewide SAT Testing in Maine Linked to Boost in College Enrollment

New research finds there is a 2 to 3 percentage-point bump in college-going rates from statewide SAT testing among high school juniors.

January 30, 2015

College Board Shares PSAT Results With Scholarship Providers

College Board is now giving students the option to have the results from their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test sent to five more organizations that give scholarships to disadvantaged students.

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 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.

October 01, 2014

Changes to Preliminary SAT Set For 2015

Starting next fall, high school students will take a redesigned version of the PSAT/NMSQT following some of the same changes to test more critical thinking in store for the SAT.

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.

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