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May 30, 2014

Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Initiative Features Focus on 3rd Grade Reading

A presidential task force cites key points in the lives of young men of color that deserve special focus, including early-childhood support and graduating high school ready for college.

May 14, 2014

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.

March 24, 2014

Disparities Persist in Access to Math and Science Courses, Federal Data Show

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

March 17, 2014

Washington State Lawmakers OK Increase in Graduation Requirements

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

March 14, 2014

The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math?

Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.

February 21, 2014

Mississippi Considers Requiring Minimum ACT Score for Graduation

Mississippi is considering using the ACT college test as the high school exit exam for students in public schools, reports the Associated Press—something no other state has done.

April 16, 2013

States Exploring Alternatives to the GED

As the longtime high school equivalency test undergoes a major redesign, many states are concerned about its rising cost.

April 04, 2013

Former ACT Leader to Oversee Assessment at College Board

Cynthia Schmeiser will join the College Board to oversee programs including the SAT.

March 22, 2013

Testing Group Approves Performance-Level Descriptions

The Smarter Balanced consortium decides to affiliate with a research group for future work and defines student performance at each testing level.

February 26, 2013

Remediation Required of Students Who Don't Need It, Studies Say

New studies showing flawed use of placement tests could open the door to the common assessments.

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