Examining ACT scores shows that among Asian students, Pacific Islanders are struggling academically.


Connecticut's announcement that it will use the SAT instead of Smarter Balanced for 11th graders highlights a trend toward using college-admissions tests for accountability.


Recognizing that the state is still in transition to new standards, the board of education adopted graduation scores that are below the college-readiness mark.


The conversation about "undermatching" expands to consider how all students, not just those who are low-income or high-performing, can make good college choices.


A new poll shows that few students have adequate counseling and other supports to help them shape college and career goals.


As Congress tries to rewrite No Child Left Behind, a new paper argues that high school accountability should be based on more than test scores and graduation rates.


An ongoing study of Virginia schools suggests school capacity could hinder college-going for students from rural high schools.


New data bring a fresh urgency to the extra support that first-generation students need to tackle their college aspirations.


We profile a high school where students have to explain and defend their ideas in major year-long projects in order to earn their diplomas.


The legislation now moves into conference with the House version, but critics are attacking it for letting schools with low graduation rates off the hook.


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