Participation rates for Advanced Placement science examsspecifically physics and computer sciencehave risen sharply over the last year, according to new data from the College Board.
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August 25, 2015
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August 07, 2015
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
Because the state is still adapting to the common core, it decides to allow graduating seniors to score below the college-readiness level.
July 27, 2015
A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.
July 17, 2015
We profile a New York City high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.
July 02, 2015
A new law in Wisconsin requires the state to examine high schools that sent more than six students to college who needed remediation.
April 23, 2015
Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.
April 15, 2015
Nearly 200 colleges and universities agree to let students skip remedial courses if they score at the "college ready" level on the Smarter Balanced assessment.