Grumps and skeptics aren't holding big celebrations over President Barack Obama's announcement that the national high school graduation rate reached a high of 82.3 percent. What's spoiling the party?
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October 18, 2016
August 31, 2016
Colorado has established new statewide graduation requirements, but they allow students to choose from a menu of ways to prove they're ready for diplomas.
August 30, 2016
Kaplan Test Prep announces a free online course for the PSAT, aimed at helping students compete for National Merit scholarships.
August 25, 2016
The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.
August 04, 2016
New Jersey joins New Mexico as the only other state in the country to require students to pass the PARCC exam to graduate from high school.
July 28, 2016
Even as the SAT itself grows in popularity, its subject tests are declining, in part because many colleges and universities no longer require them.
July 26, 2016
Rhode Island and Illinois follow a national trend that shows states increasingly dropping PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments in high school, and using them predominantly in elementary and middle school.
July 14, 2016
About 20 percent of students who are likely well-prepared for their first year of college are not actually enrolling, finds a new report from the ACT.
June 21, 2016
Oklahoma drops the seven end-of-course tests it had required students to take in high school. Instead, the state will design a new assessment system that will permit students to graduate with just one test.
May 27, 2016
Still under development, the test is being pitched by conservatives as an SAT and ACT alternative for students in non-common-core states, and those who are home-schooled or attend private schools.