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January 12, 2017

How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School?

South Dakota tried to cut down on college remediation by offering the Accuplacer test to high school students, but few districts used the system.

December 19, 2016

College Readiness, College-Admissions Tests: The Most-Read Posts From 2016

College readiness and college-admissions testing dominated the list of the most-read posts of 2016 on "High School & Beyond" blog.

November 07, 2016

Dual Enrollment: Good for Colleges, Not Just Students, Survey Finds

A new study finds that colleges and universities are using dual-enrollment programs as recruiting tools, as well as to serve students who seek a challenge.

September 29, 2016

A More Honest Way of Reporting College Readiness?

A new paper argues that states should make a major change in how they report college readiness for accountability, a move that provides a more complete picture, but risks making states' numbers look worse.

September 28, 2016

Dual-Enrollment Credits and Doubts About College Readiness

Not all district superintendents think that completing dual-enrollment credits means a student is ready for college.

September 07, 2016

Dual Enrollment: Trouble Transferring Credit Sparks Questions

Dual-enrollment programs are increasingly being touted as a way to get through college more quickly. But many students end up disappointed when their credits aren't accepted for transfer.

August 30, 2016

Kaplan Edges Into the Free-PSAT-Prep Market

Kaplan Test Prep announces a free online course for the PSAT, aimed at helping students compete for National Merit scholarships.

August 25, 2016

ACT Scores Drop Slightly as More 11th Graders Take the College-Readiness Exam

The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.

July 14, 2016

Many College-Ready Students Aren't Enrolling in College, Says ACT

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 29, 2016

ACT Changes Scale for Writing Test Scores

The new scoring range is meant to eliminate test-takers' confusion over how to interpret their results.

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