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June 18, 2015

ACT Phases Out Compass Placement Tests

Citing customer feedback, empirical evidence, and college trends, ACT decides to phase out its Compass placement tests by Dec. 2016.

June 10, 2015

States Vary in Transition Policies From High School to College

A report from the New America Foundation gives a state-by-state comparison of college-readiness policies and how K-12 expectations align with college entrance requirements.

June 10, 2015

Red Light, Green Light: How Integrated Are States' College-Readiness Policies?

Do high schools' course requirements match up with minimum admissions standards in states' higher education systems? And do all states even have definitions of "college ready"?

June 02, 2015

Online Test Prep Rolls Out for Redesigned SAT

College Board and the Khan Academy debut a free, online practice tool to prepare for the new SAT, which will start in March 2016.

May 28, 2015

High School, College Completion Rates Continue to Rise

Black and Hispanic students are driving some of the biggest gains at the high school level, and less dramatic improvements at the college level.

May 14, 2015

States Take Varied Approaches to Expanding Access to Dual Enrollment

A new report from the Education Commission of the States finds states that remove tuition burdens from students in dual enrollment have larger numbers of minority and low-income student participating.

April 23, 2015

Rigorous College and Career Pathways Need Strengthening, Researchers Say

Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.

April 15, 2015

Universities in Six States Agree to Smarter Balanced Definition of 'College Ready'

Nearly 200 colleges and universities agree to let students skip remedial courses if they score at the "college ready" level on the Smarter Balanced assessment.

March 31, 2015

Few States Using Tests to Guide Instruction for High School Seniors

The Education Commission of the States, which maintains a powerful database of state policies on a host of education policies, waded into the question of how states are using those tests to measure college readiness

March 31, 2015

What Are States Doing With College-Readiness Test Results?

A new study finds that few states link their college-readiness tests to meaningful supports or opportunities for students.

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