Rhode Island and Illinois follow a national trend that shows states increasingly dropping PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments in high school, and using them predominantly in elementary and middle school.
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July 26, 2016
July 14, 2016
About 20 percent of students who are likely well-prepared for their first year of college are not actually enrolling, finds a new report from the ACT.
June 21, 2016
Oklahoma drops the seven end-of-course tests it had required students to take in high school. Instead, the state will design a new assessment system that will permit students to graduate with just one test.
May 27, 2016
Still under development, the test is being pitched by conservatives as an SAT and ACT alternative for students in non-common-core states, and those who are home-schooled or attend private schools.
May 24, 2016
The testing company had come under fire for making it tough to get accommodations on its college-entrance exam, which many states require all students to take.
May 17, 2016
The first study to explore how well PARCC predicts college grades and remediation finds only modest correlations to both, but concludes that PARCC's cutoff score does reflect college-level work.
May 12, 2016
While students are pleased that their scores seem to be higher on the next test, there is confusion about how the numbers will affect their college-admission prospects.
May 09, 2016
Attorneys took the state to task for enacting new testing requirements by memorandum, instead of through a process that includes public notice and comment.
May 03, 2016
The president of the College Board hinted Tuesday that the new SAT has enabled a broader range of students to perform well on the college-admissions exam.
April 19, 2016
The criticism marks a bracing change in the tone and substance of the College Board's rhetoric.