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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.

August 11, 2014

Republican National Committee Condemns New AP History Framework

The GOP blasts the College Board's new framework as "radically revisionist" and calls for a year's delay in using it.

August 11, 2014

Local Networks Pool Resources to Boost College-Going Rates

Michigan has set up 50 local college action networks to leverage community resources to get more students into college.

August 08, 2014

Summer College Programs for High School Students Can Build Confidence

Increasingly, colleges are offering short-term academic programs on campus to expose high school students to careers.

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.

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