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May 20, 2020

Technical Glitches and Lawsuit Dampen Experiment With Remote AP Tests

The technical problems prompted students, parents, and advocates to file a lawsuit against the College Board, which administers the test.

May 12, 2020

Student Cheating at Issue as College Board Rolls Out Online AP Exams

The College Board's national experiment with virtual AP exams gets underway this week amid accusations and stern warnings about student cheating.

March 23, 2020

Students Petition Colleges for SAT and ACT Flexibility Due to Coronavirus

Worried that coronavirus testing disruptions will harm their college applications, a coalition of student groups is calling on colleges and universities to accept applications without SAT or ACT scores when application season starts up again next fall.

March 23, 2020

End the School Year With Capstone Projects, Teachers' Union President Says

"We're holding out hope we can bring a sense of completion and finality to kids and families and end this unprecedented year on a positive note," American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said.

March 20, 2020

Advanced Placement Testing Moves Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

The tests will be offered in 45-minute online exams, which students can take on one of two dates later this spring, the College Board announced on Friday.

March 17, 2020

See Which States Have Cancelled Spring Tests Because of Coronavirus

Spring testing is being cancelled or delayed as the coronavirus closes tens of thousands of schools nationwide. EdWeek is tracking states' assessment plans.

February 14, 2020

Do High-Stakes Tests Make Teachers More Likely to Quit? Study Says No

A new study found that eliminating state testing did not have an effect on overall teacher turnover and attrition.

February 06, 2020

7 Takeaways From the 2019 Advanced Placement Results

Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.

November 12, 2019

Schools Should Follow the 'Science of Reading,' Say National Education Groups

In the wake of falling reading scores on the test known as the Nation's Report Card, 12 major education groups are calling on schools to adopt evidence-based reading instruction.

July 24, 2019

International Baccalaureate to Eliminate $172 Registration Fee

The organization hopes the change, which will take place starting with the next round of exams in November, will make it more affordable for students to take the tests.

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