A new paper argues that states should make a major change in how they report college readiness for accountability, a move that provides a more complete picture, but risks making states' numbers look worse.
September 2016 Archives
Not all district superintendents think that completing dual-enrollment credits means a student is ready for college.
Battling for market share against ACT Inc., the College Board is counting on its redesigned suite of SAT and PSAT tests to help it win statewide contracts.
The class of 2016 posted slightly lower scores on the old SAT. The College Board didn't release scores from the new SAT, which made its debut this year.
A new investigative report by the news agency Reuters raises questions about the validity of the new SAT, claiming that it's designed in a way that puts low-scoring students at a disadvantage on the math section, and that the College Board knew about the flaw.
Many states bill dual-enrollment courses as "free college credit," but someone has to pay for them. Who that "someone" is varies a lot from state to state.
A new paper argues that colleges and universities should be required to accept Advanced Placement credits to help students save money by finishing college more quickly.
A new school for homeless and foster students, a former dropout factory, and a school formed around student-led projects are among the 10 designs receiving $10 million each from the XQ Super School Project.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the first reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in a decade. The Senate hasn't acted on its version of the bill yet.
The second annual White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools showcased the plans and the ongoing work of states and districts trying to make high school more challenging and engaging.
An annual survey of college admissions officers finds, once again, that the courses students take and the grades they earn are much more important in applications than test scores.
Dual-enrollment programs are increasingly being touted as a way to get through college more quickly. But many students end up disappointed when their credits aren't accepted for transfer.
A former College Board official who had a lead role in designing the new SAT—and then became an ardent critic of the process—has become part of an FBI investigation into possible security breaches in the college-entrance exam.