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September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 16, 2014

New York May Ease Test Requirements for Graduation

The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.

September 10, 2014

Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

Professional development and in-service training programs are expanding to help school counselors encourage an increasingly diverse high school population to go to college.

September 04, 2014

California Higher Education Systems Pledge Common-Core Support

All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.

August 22, 2014

Taking Core College Prep Courses in High School Improves Readiness Skills

Among 2014 graduates, 73 percent of ACT test takers had completed a core college prep curriculum, helping them earn higher scores on the exam.

August 20, 2014

Statewide ACT Testing Contracts Help Fuel Market Expansion

ACT participation continues to grow, with 19 states now committed to giving the ACT to all high school juniors.

August 20, 2014

ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Hits New High

The average composite SAT score was 21 for the high school class of 2014 and a record 57 percent of graduates took the college-entrance exam.

August 14, 2014

White House Announces Summit, New Efforts to Boost College Access

More organizations and higher education institutions pledge to work to improve college access as a new summit is scheduled at the White House for Dec. 4.

August 12, 2014

Early Progress Reported on High School Reform Experiment

A review of the Diplomas Now intervention model shows progress is easier in developing additional student interventions and supports than changing teaching within the classroom.

August 11, 2014

Under Fire, College Board to 'Clarify' New U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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