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October 01, 2014

Changes to Preliminary SAT Set For 2015

Starting next fall, high school students will take a redesigned version of the PSAT/NMSQT following some of the same changes to test more critical thinking in store for the SAT.

August 28, 2014

Grants to Expand School Counseling Announced as New Study Shows Value

The set of grants by the U.S. Department of Education will help schools to hire counselors, social workers, and others, as well as support parent involvement and professional development.

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 18, 2014

Top ACT Executive Will Resign; Search for Successor Begins

Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.

August 13, 2014

College Board 'Clarifies' New AP 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 13, 2014

States Win Federal Grants to Cover AP Tests for Low-Income Students

With $28.5 million to states, the Advanced Placement Test Fee program is expected to serve up to 10 percent more low-income students in the spring of 2015 than last year.

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

AP History Changes Create 'Negative' and 'Biased' View of U.S., Alleges RNC

The new framework "reflects a radically revisionist view of American history," the Republican National Committee stated in a resolution adopted on Aug. 8.

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 05, 2014

Organizations Update Work to Expand Equity in College Access and Success

Some of the organizations invited by the White House to make commitments to improve college access and completion for low-income students report on their progress.

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