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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.

November 27, 2012

Testing Consortium Crafts College-Readiness Definition

Twenty-five states unveil draft descriptions that will shape the tests that will be required of millions of students.

November 07, 2012

Final College-Readiness Definition Guides Test Consortium

PARCC defines the level of its test that connotes college readiness, and describes what performance at that level should look like.

October 29, 2012

Report: Counselors' Promise Being Squandered

An annual study by the College Board finds counselors are poorly trained for key job duties, and are often directed to spend too much time on activities that matter least for students' academic success.

October 26, 2012

College Board President: Tear Down 'Wall' of Underachievement

As he takes the helm of the College Board, David Coleman zeroes in on helping disadvantaged students live up to their potential.

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