October 2018 Archives

Tennessee offers college remediation in 12th grade, and it pays off with boosting students' enrollment rates in credit-bearing classes. The catch? Students didn't appear to be any stronger in math than their peers.


With 2.1 million test takers, the SAT reclaims its status as the most widely used college admission test, but test scores show only a small increase from last year.


A new $25 million scholarship sponsored by the College Board rewards students for taking key steps to prepare for, and apply to, college.


A federal survey finds that students' estimates of the cost of tuition and fees at four-year colleges track closely with their socioeconomic backgrounds.


Students at high schools with large low-income populations could be at a disadvantage when applying to college because of a little-known document that's part of the process: each high school's "school profile."


ACT has stopped telling colleges whether students who took the admissions exam have disabilities, a practice that sparked a lawsuit last summer.


At nearly half a million students' high schools, half or more of the freshmen disappear before graduation, and federal law doesn't require those schools to get better, according to a new study.


California rejects a plan to let school districts substitute the SAT for the Smarter Balanced exam.


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