The change was prompted by data showing that students who passed the revised GED are doing better in college than recent high school graduates.
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January 20, 2016
January 05, 2016
The newly revised K-12 education law lets states or districts use the SAT or ACT instead of standards-based tests at the high school level.
November 12, 2015
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 05, 2015
Concerns from arts educators, special educators, and more led the state board to put a hold on plans to change high school diploma requirements.
October 20, 2015
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.
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.
March 31, 2015
A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.
February 03, 2015
President Obama's proposed fiscal 2016 budget seeks big increases to support career and technical education, and to help states implement--and reduce--assessments.
December 09, 2014
A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.