January 2016 Archives

The new website could help high school guidance counselors as they work with students to make informed decisions about their education and work plans.

The move comes in the wake of data showing that GED-passers were doing better in college than students with high school diplomas.

The federal education department unveils proposals aimed at helping students finish college more quickly.

The new grant competition emphasizes creation of programs that respond to the demands of local businesses for highly skilled employees.

Colorado delays switch from the ACT to the SAT for a year, while Florida considers allowing students to choose which tests they take.

HiSET, one of the new alternatives to the GED, has practically pushed the GED off the landscape in Wyoming. GED test-taking has declined in other states that offer equivalency-test alternatives, too.

It's just the latest in a series of moves by states to dump PARCC or Smarter Balanced for the SAT or ACT at the high school level.

Objections from students, parents, and teachers leads the state's commissioner to propose a one-year delay in switching the required college-entrance exam for 11th graders.

The new law allows states or districts to use the SAT or ACT for high school accountability, a move that signals a shift in what schools measure and what they value.


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