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February 15, 2017

Supes: Students Spend Too Much Time on Tests, But Districts Still Prep for Them

A survey finds superintendents like some things about the new common-core assessments, but are wary about the amount of time students spend taking tests.

January 31, 2017

In Flap About ACT Score Reporting, Montana Orders Review

Montana has hired an outside firm to conduct a policy and procedure review after discovering that ACT scores were incorrectly reported to the federal government.

January 20, 2017

U.S. Ed. Dept. Defers Approval of ACT for Accountability in Wyoming, Wisconsin

Wisconsin and Wyoming were unable to win full approval from the U.S. Department of Education to use the ACT as their high school test. The department has demanded "substantial additional information" before it will consider approving the states' use of the exam.

January 20, 2017

Montana's Report of ACT Scores to Feds Called Into Question

Montana's new superintendent alleges that her predecessor misrepresented the state's ACT scores to the U.S. Department of Education.

October 18, 2016

Doubting That 'Record' 83 Percent High School Graduation Rate?

Grumps and skeptics aren't holding big celebrations over President Barack Obama's announcement that the national high school graduation rate reached a high of 82.3 percent. What's spoiling the party?

August 31, 2016

Colorado Expands Students' Options for Earning High School Diplomas

Colorado has established new statewide graduation requirements, but they allow students to choose from a menu of ways to prove they're ready for diplomas.

August 30, 2016

Kaplan Edges Into the Free-PSAT-Prep Market

Kaplan Test Prep announces a free online course for the PSAT, aimed at helping students compete for National Merit scholarships.

August 25, 2016

ACT Scores Drop Slightly as More 11th Graders Take the College-Readiness Exam

The decline in scores is not unexpected, say company representatives, because more states began requiring all 11th graders take the college readiness exam.

August 04, 2016

New Jersey Becomes Second State to Require PARCC Passage for Graduation

New Jersey joins New Mexico as the only other state in the country to require students to pass the PARCC exam to graduate from high school.

July 28, 2016

SAT Subject Tests See Steep Decline in Participation

Even as the SAT itself grows in popularity, its subject tests are declining, in part because many colleges and universities no longer require them.

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