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June 14, 2018

Big Step in Testing Trend: University of Chicago Makes SAT, ACT Optional

The University of Chicago has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission, marking the first time a major research university has joined the test-optional movement.

March 07, 2018

North Dakota Is First State to Let Districts Use ACT Instead of State Exam

North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.

March 05, 2018

Stoneman Douglas Students Get Fee Waivers for AP, SAT, and Might Get to Skip State Tests

Students at the Florida school where 17 people were shot on Feb. 14 have been exempted from fees on the SAT and Advanced Placement exams, and they might be excused from state tests.

February 27, 2018

Arizona Approves a 'Menu' of Test Options, But Feds Are Concerned

Arizona has approved a new approach to testing that allows districts to choose among several high school tests. But the new system could violate federal education law.

February 21, 2018

GED Passing Rates Rise, But Fewer Students Take Exam After Redesign

Passing rates on the GED have bounced back to normal levels, four years after a major redesign of the equivalency exam caused a sharp drop.

January 23, 2018

ACT Adds New, Free Test-Prep Service

ACT Inc.'s new free test-prep service arrives amid ever-increasing competition with its rival, the College Board, which offers free test prep of its own.

January 08, 2018

Are the ACT or SAT Good Substitutes for State Tests? New Study Raises Questions

A new study raises questions about how easily states can use the SAT or ACT instead of their required high school achievement tests.

December 21, 2017

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017

The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.

November 20, 2017

Miami Seeks Graduation-Test Waiver for Hurricane-Displaced Students

Two districts in Florida are asking the state to waive or change high school testing requirements for students who fled their homes in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

October 16, 2017

Thousands of Tests Scored Incorrectly in Tennessee

Thousands of tests were scored incorrectly in Tennessee. The vendor has fixed the problem, but it's taking a toll in a state that's endured several rounds of problems with its assessments.

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