Approximately 3.6 million high school students are expected to take the PSAT this month, as some districts and states pick up the exam fee for all students.
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October 14, 2013
May 30, 2013
The Florida school district will soon offer the programs from the Cambridge International Examinations in 86 schools.
May 09, 2013
A record number of Hispanic high school graduates in 2012 went on to pursue higher education, outstripping enrollment of white graduates.
April 03, 2013
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are inviting developers to build prototypes for apps supporting college attendance, social learning, and out-of-school study.
April 03, 2013
A college-for-all curriculum leaves some employers in Minnesota complaining that high schools are not producing enough skilled manufacturing workers.
March 15, 2013
The Business Roundtable is staging a competition meant to financially support the expansion of "high-performing" K-12 programs.
February 27, 2013
The SAT kicks off a redesign process with the goal of better aligning the test with the skills essential to college and career.
November 20, 2012
College Board, the longtime leader in college credit opportunities in high school, is changing its Advanced Placement (AP) approach to emphasize depth over breadth, improving formative assessment, and adding an integrative experience.
November 15, 2012
For many young people, placement exams are a hidden gateway in the system. Students often assume that with a high school diploma they can walk on to a community college campus and start working on a degree but they flunk the placement exam and end up in non-credit developmental education courses. That spells the beginning of the end of college for many young people. But that placement trap is beginning to close as states make the exams and preparation available in high school.
September 10, 2012
National group offers advice for students on how to form good relationships with school counselors.