A proposed bill in Washington state goes farther than laws in other states to maximize the awarding of college credit for scores of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement exams.

A new survey of college admissions officers delivers a bracing suggestion to helicopter parents: Step back and let your children lead the application process.

A newly published study shows that when college admissions officers have more detail about low-income students' high schools, they're more likely to understand the context they come from, and offer them admission.

Some New York City schools have valuable lessons to offer in boosting graduation rates for English-learners.

The Internal Revenue Service purposefully shut off a key tool for helping students and parents apply for federal student aid, government officials confirmed, and the tool will continue to be unavailable for "several weeks."

A new study finds that high-achieving white girls from financially secure homes are the most likely students to participate in dual-enrollment programs.

Low-income students in Washington state will be able to take AP exams for free this year, thanks to a big fundraiser sponsored by the state. The students were on the verge of a big price hike because of a change in federal law.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.

The Long Beach school district in California wanted to use the SAT as its high school test instead of Smarter Balanced, but the state board rejected its request.

Formative assessment can be a tricky kind of testing to understand. EdWeek's video explainer can help.

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