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March 14, 2016

States' Accountability Systems Flawed for College Readiness, Report Finds

If states want to align their actions with their goals, they should consider reporting publicly the things that really matter, according to a new report by Achieve.

February 24, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

In many states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

January 06, 2016

Delaware Chooses SAT Over Smarter Balanced for High School Tests

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.

January 05, 2016

Colorado Exploring Delay in Switch From ACT to SAT

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.

January 04, 2016

Important Changes in High School Testing Allowed in Every Student Succeeds Act

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.

December 21, 2015

Montana Drops Smarter Balanced, Chooses ACT for High School Test

The move points up the shifts taking place among ACT, SAT, PARCC and Smarter Balanced at the high school level.

December 18, 2015

Will States Improve Their College- and Career-Readiness Reporting Under New ESEA?

The Every Student Succeeds Act offers new kinds of metrics to measure middle and high school success. A new study shows that few states embrace these now; Will that change under ESSA?

August 14, 2015

PARCC Sets High School Cut Scores

PARCC votes to approve cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Sets Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

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.

July 30, 2015

Beyond Graduation Rates: Holding High Schools Accountable

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.

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