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.
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December 21, 2017
December 14, 2017
ACT announces an expansion of its policy to let low-income students send their test scores to colleges for free. Almost immediately, the College Board announced that it is expanding its own free-score-report policy.
September 15, 2017
In its market-share battle with ACT, the College Board adds one more statewide contract: West Virginia.
May 16, 2017
The College Board and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced a two-year partnership aimed at expanding access for low-income and rural students to college preparation and planning tools.
May 08, 2017
The College Board released new data showing that students boosted their SAT scores by using its free Khan Academy practice.
April 14, 2017
Rhode Island becomes the latest state to abandon the PARCC exam. It will use the test designed by its neighbor, Massachusetts, instead.
February 27, 2017
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium put out a request for proposal today seeking a partnership to create a test that both measures standards-mastery and can be used for college admissions.
February 24, 2017
The Long Beach school district in California wanted to use the SAT as its high school test instead of Smarter Balanced, but the state board rejected its request.
February 21, 2017
The ACT college-entrance exam will be offered in July, starting in 2018. The move follows on the scheduled introduction of a summer testing date this year for the SAT.
December 19, 2016
College readiness and college-admissions testing dominated the list of the most-read posts of 2016 on "High School & Beyond" blog.