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November 12, 2015

Most ACT Test-Takers Aren't Ready for College STEM Courses, Report Says

A new benchmark to measure students' readiness for first-year college courses expected for majors in STEM fields shows that only 20 percent of high school students meet that mark.

November 03, 2015

Still No African-Americans Taking the AP Computer Science Exam in Nine States

The pool of test-takers for the Advanced Placement computer science exam is still overwhelmingly white and male, according to data from the College Board, which administers the AP tests.

October 20, 2015

Few States Require College- and Career-Ready Courses for Graduation, Study Says

Just four states and the District of Columbia require students to complete college- and career-ready level courses in math and English/language arts to graduate, according to a new report.

September 29, 2015

Air and Space Museum's Student 'Explainers' Program Gets a Boost

A program at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in which trained high school and college students lead demonstrations and hands-on activities about flight is expanding and going online.

September 08, 2015

'School of the New York Times' Launches With Courses for High Schoolers

Courses will focus on college admissions, essay writing, sports management, arts criticism, and other topics.

September 03, 2015

More Students Taking AP Physics, Computer Science Exams

Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams—specifically physics and computer science—have risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.

September 02, 2015

Classroom Assignments Fail to Meet Common-Core's Higher Bar, Study Says

A new report looks at whether individual classroom assignments meet the common-core criteria for literacy and finds that alignment, for the most part, is lacking.

August 25, 2015

As More Students Take ACT, Scores Flatline

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 07, 2015

More States Move to SAT, ACT for High School Accountability

Connecticut's announcement that it will use the SAT instead of Smarter Balanced for 11th graders highlights a trend toward using college-admissions tests for accountability.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Decides on Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Because the state is still adapting to the common core, it decides to allow graduating seniors to score below the college-readiness level.

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