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Recently, the College Board, which administers the SAT and the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, announced two significant changes to the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests. First, the SAT will no longer have an essay writing section. The current version with the essay contained a writing prompt that would require a student to compile an...
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In the last several posts on our page we have been investing a lot of efforts into highlighting the noteworthy Opt Out Movement that has been sweeping certain parts of the nation. This map indicates the (only willingly submitted) number of “opt-outs” this year for several types of non-college admission standardized tests. A lot of our coverage has been...
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There has been a massive shift in how young students in the state of Missouri will be taking their standardized tests. Implemented by MAP (Missouri Assessment Program), the new process for children will replace “filling in the bubble” and No. 2 pencils with a computerized test. There is a concern that the new click-through digital approach...
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While it varies from state to state or city to city whether students are allowed to opt out of “high stakes testing,” there is no denying that The United Opt-Out Movement’s mission has gained momentum. If you’re new to the forum, here is a brief recap of the struggle between standardized tests and parents, students,...
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The group PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) has rolled out new standardized tests in Ohio, resulting in communications between governors, superintendents, and school boards about the potential counter-productive nature of the “over testing” and the digital divide that taking them on computers creates. Some school districts across the country have...
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College entrance exams like the ACT and SAT aren’t going anywhere soon, but more parents are ‘opting out’ of state-mandated standardized testing for kids while they are in school. Do you think there is a “toxic test culture” in this country? Read more in this story.
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A student at Parkway North High School in St. Louis had a very rare achievement:
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Have you registered for the February 7, 2015 ACT? If not, today is your last chance before the late fee period kicks in. Online registration is quick and easy; just follow this link. Your next chance to take the ACT this year is April 18, and the registration deadline for that test is March 13....
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The first ACT of the spring 2015 semester isn’t until Feb. 7, but the registration deadline is this Friday, Jan. 9. Make sure you register on or before Friday to avoid paying late fees or having to wait until the next test! Here are all of the spring 2015 ACT test dates and their registration deadlines: Test...
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The final push of the semester is quickly approaching and for some students
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