SAT

Graphic shows difference between new and old SAT college entrance exam.

College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years. Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance […]

04/15/2014

College Board President David Coleman attends an announcement event, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Austin, Texas where College Board officials announced updates for the SAT college entrance exam, the first since 2005, needed to make the exam a College Board a better representative of what students study in high school and the skills they need to succeed in college and afterward. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

New SAT: The essay portion to become optional

WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some […]

03/05/2014

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SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing […]

09/25/2013

AP Graphic shows how high-school graduates tested for ACT College Readiness Benchmarks in English, Reading, Mathematics or Science

ACT: Only quarter of high school grads ready for all subjects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just a quarter of this year’s high school graduates who took the ACT tests have the reading, math, English and science skills they need to succeed in college or a career, according […]

08/21/2013

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ACT to start giving tests digitally

WASHINGTON (AP) — Goodbye, No. 2 pencils. Hello, iPads. Starting as early as spring 2015, the ACT college admissions exam will go digital, reflecting students’ tech savvy and the demand for quicker results. The tests […]

05/06/2013

spelling bee

Spelling Bee kids will have to know definitions

WASHINGTON (AP) — What does it all mean? That’s the question facing spelling whizzes across the country, who learned Tuesday that they will have to know the definitions of some of the those tough words they’ve been memorizing in the dictionary.

04/09/2013

SAT scores edge down; ACT now more popular exam

(AP) – For the first time, more high school students are taking the ACT college entrance exam than its rival, the SAT. The College Board is releasing its scores for the high school class of […]

09/24/2012

Probe: Official inflated SAT scores on his own

(AP) – An investigation has shown that a Claremont McKenna College administrator doctored incoming freshmen’s SAT scores and other statistics in an effort to make the school appear more selective. The Los Angeles Times reports […]

04/18/2012

New security measures for SAT takers

If you’ve got a student planning to take the SAT or ACT soon, listen up. When your student submits their application, make sure they provide a copy of their photo ID. It’s part of new […]

03/27/2012

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