Federal education officials have notified Connecticut that they can't fully approve its use of the SAT as a high school achievement test. It's a glimpse of where the college-entrance exam could falter in its bid to gain new ground in the K-12 world.
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September 07, 2018
September 05, 2018
You might have heard that there were problems with the August SAT exam. Here's what you need to know.
June 14, 2018
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 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
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 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
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 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
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
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