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April 18, 2016

ACT Adds Live Teaching to Its Online Test Prep Lineup

The testmaker adds a unique element to its online test prep, yet another move in its pitched battle with the College Board for market share in the test-preparation.

April 14, 2016

Draft Rules on ESSA Provide Testing Protections for Students With Disabilities

States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.

March 28, 2016

Reach of PARCC, Smarter Balanced Tests Drops Sharply in 2015-16

Only 32 percent of students live in states that are using PARCC or Smarter Balanced statewide in 2015-16, a sharp drop from last year.

March 25, 2016

State Testing: Education Week's Interactive Breakdown of 2015-16 Plans

Education Week's survey of all states shows three key shifts in testing, including a continued tilt toward requiring the SAT or ACT, and an erosion of PARCC and Smarter Balanced strength at the high school level.

March 22, 2016

ACT Adds New High School Test: the 'PreACT'

The new test is aimed at 10th graders, the same group of students who take the rival College Board's PSAT.

March 14, 2016

States' Accountability Systems Flawed for College Readiness, Report Finds

If states want to align their actions with their goals, they should consider reporting publicly the things that really matter, according to a new report by Achieve.

March 07, 2016

SAT Test-Taking Declines in Settings Not Sponsored by States or Districts

A modest increase in the number of students taking the SAT is fueled largely by state or district programs that offer, or require, the college-entrance exam. Outside those programs, numbers have dropped sharply.

March 07, 2016

Testing: A Lot Is Riding on Federal Negotiations

'Negotiated rulemaking' has the potential to shape federal testing mandates, particularly at the high school level.

March 02, 2016

College Board Aims at Test-Prep Tutors in Barring March 5 SAT-Takers

Nearly all of those excluded from the March 5 SAT are test-prep professionals, but the College Board won't confirm that it was targeting that sector.

March 02, 2016

Florida Advances Bill to Substitute SAT, ACT for State Tests

The bill would allow districts, and parents, to choose which tests their child should take instead of the statewide assessment.

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