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October 04, 2018

ACT Stops 'Flagging' Scores of Students with Disabilities

ACT has stopped telling colleges whether students who took the admissions exam have disabilities, a practice that sparked a lawsuit last summer.

August 07, 2018

Students With Disabilities Sue ACT Over Release of Personal Information

A lawsuit against ACT Inc. claims that the company illegally discloses students' disability status to colleges and scholarships organizations.

June 14, 2018

Big Step in Testing Trend: University of Chicago Makes SAT, ACT Optional

The University of Chicago has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission, marking the first time a major research university has joined the test-optional movement.

May 24, 2018

U.S. Ed. Dept. Warns Districts to Step Up Student Privacy Protections for SAT, ACT

New guidance from the U.S. Education Department warns states and districts that they risk violating federal data-privacy laws if they don't abide by key practices when administering the SAT or ACT.

March 07, 2018

North Dakota Is First State to Let Districts Use ACT Instead of State Exam

North Dakota has become the first state in the country to take advantage of a new kind of assessment flexibility: It won federal permission to give school districts the right to substitute the ACT for the state's own required high school test.

January 23, 2018

ACT Adds New, Free Test-Prep Service

ACT Inc.'s new free test-prep service arrives amid ever-increasing competition with its rival, the College Board, which offers free test prep of its own.

January 08, 2018

Are the ACT or SAT Good Substitutes for State Tests? New Study Raises Questions

A new study raises questions about how easily states can use the SAT or ACT instead of their required high school achievement tests.

December 21, 2017

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017

The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.

September 15, 2017

In Battle With ACT, College Board Notches One More Win. But Who's Counting?

In its market-share battle with ACT, the College Board adds one more statewide contract: West Virginia.

June 05, 2017

ACT Agrees to Provide Scores for Students Caught in Testing Snafu

A mixup with the ACT in Ohio and Tennessee jeopardized the college-admission scores of nearly 2,800 students, but the ACT has reversed its decision to withhold those scores.

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