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August 26, 2015

ACT Scores Remain Flat as Number of Test Takers Rises

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 25, 2015

Tennessee Students Start Classes Under Tuition-Free College Program

Nearly 1 in 4 recent high school graduates in Tennessee will begin classes under a new state program that offers two years of free tuition at a state community or technical college.

August 25, 2015

As More Students Take ACT, Scores Flatline

The latest results suggest that this year's graduating class may not be much more prepared than last year's class for college or a career.

August 18, 2015

Illinois Law Requires College Credit for AP Scores of 3 or Higher

The new law forces all public colleges and universities to grant credit for AP tests at score levels that are lower than some had required.

August 14, 2015

PARCC Sets High School Cut Scores

PARCC votes to approve cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized.

August 14, 2015

States Win $28 Million in Federal Grants to Pay for AP Tests

Funding for the U.S. Department of Education program has grown from $20 million a few years ago to $28 million.

August 11, 2015

Among Asian-American Students, Pacific Islanders Struggle

Examining ACT scores shows that among Asian students, Pacific Islanders are struggling academically.

August 07, 2015

More States Move to SAT, ACT for High School Accountability

Connecticut's announcement that it will use the SAT instead of Smarter Balanced for 11th graders highlights a trend toward using college-admissions tests for accountability.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Decides on Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Because the state is still adapting to the common core, it decides to allow graduating seniors to score below the college-readiness level.

August 06, 2015

Washington State Sets Smarter Balanced Graduation Score

Recognizing that the state is still in transition to new standards, the board of education adopted graduation scores that are below the college-readiness mark.

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