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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.

November 20, 2017

Miami Seeks Graduation-Test Waiver for Hurricane-Displaced Students

Two districts in Florida are asking the state to waive or change high school testing requirements for students who fled their homes in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

October 16, 2017

Thousands of Tests Scored Incorrectly in Tennessee

Thousands of tests were scored incorrectly in Tennessee. The vendor has fixed the problem, but it's taking a toll in a state that's endured several rounds of problems with its assessments.

September 19, 2017

Good Common-Core Test Scores Get You Accepted to College in This State

South Dakota becomes the first state to offer guaranteed admission to students based on their performance on the Smarter Balanced exam.

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.

September 14, 2017

Getting Into Selective High Schools: Test Scores, Race, and Income

Test scores, race, and family income are just some of the factors that influence who gets in to selective-admissions high schools in Philadelphia, raising questions of access and equity.

September 13, 2017

Are More Students Submitting ACT Scores With College Applications?

College admissions officers have noticed an increase in the number of students submitting ACT scores with their college applications, according to a survey by Kaplan, which partners with ACT to offer test prep for that exam.

June 26, 2017

Career-Tech-Ed Students Can Skip Exit Exams in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a new law that allows career and technical education students to skip the state's high school exit exams.

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