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first scores are in on revised sat college admissions exam


national scores for the class of 2017 on the redesigned sat college entrance exam are the highest posted in 45 years, though not an overall indicator that students from long island and elsewhere have bettered their test performance.






act exam retake on yom kippur upsets roslyn high parents


parents of several roslyn high school students are upset that act college admissions officials scheduled an exam retake for their children on sept. 30 -- the date of yom kippur's observance.






suburban parents want lawmakers to remove sat scores from college transcripts


springfield — some suburban parents are rallying around proposals to keep their children's sat scores off high school transcripts, arguing students should have more control over what information is sent to college admissions offices. but some education experts argue the effort is a solution in...






suburban parents want lawmakers to remove sat scores from college transcripts


some suburban parents are rallying around proposals to keep their children's sat scores off high school transcripts, arguing students should have more control over what information is sent to college admissions offices.but some education experts argue the effort is a solution in search of a problem,...






wisconsin act scores hold steady for 2nd year in a row


scores held steady for wisconsin's class of 2017 on the act college entrance exam.






oklahoma act scores drop as more students take test


oklahoma city (ap) — oklahoma’s scores for the act college entrance exam have dropped statewide for 2017 as the number of students taking the test has increased. the act measures skills taught in schools and considered important for success in first-year college courses. the oklahoman reports that oklahoma was among 17 states to have 100 […]






minnesota act scores rise, remain among america's best


scores on the act college entrance exam rose for minnesota's class of 2017 and remain among america's best.






illinois act scores improve as number of test takers drops


illinois' graduating class of 2017 posted a 21.4 score across all four subjects on the act college entrance exam — the highest in the last five years — and made gains in the percent of kids considered ready for key college classes. illinois also topped the national average of 21. but there's a...






act cancels some college entrance exams after test leak


act inc, the maker of the united states’ most popular college entrance exam, said on thursday it has canceled the act exam scheduled for saturday at some of its international test centers due to a breach of the test materials. act, which has been the target of widespread cheating at overseas c...






colorado juniors face new, revamped college exam in sat after state dumps rival


colorado's 54,000 high school juniors this spring will take the revamped and more relevant scholastic aptitude test, a new statewide assessment of their academic skills that doubles as a college entrance exam.






the california bar exam flunks too many law school graduates


i still remember opening the envelope with my california bar exam results. it’s one of those flashbulb memories. i passed, with more relief than joy. much has changed since then. graduates no longer open envelopes; they check scores on a computer. i was a professor then, and now i am the dean....






wisconsin act scores hold steady for 2nd year in a row


madison, wis. (ap) — scores held steady for wisconsin’s class of 2017 on the act college entrance exam. in results released thursday, wisconsin’s average composite score was 20.5 for the second year in a row. that’s behind the national average of 21.0. but it was the third highest among the 17 states where all graduates […]






college hotline: college basketball revised top 25 for the 2017-18 season (louis


the updated top-25 rankings, revised in the wake of nba draft decisions, feature a new no. 1 and significant shuffling elsewhere.the pac-12 has two top-10 teams. one, not surprisingly, is arizona. the other? it's not ucla, or oregon.






minnesota act scores rise, remain among america’s best


st. paul, minn. (ap) — scores on the act college entrance exam rose for minnesota’s class of 2017 and remain among america’s best. for the second year in a row, minnesota’s graduating class led the 17 states where all high school seniors took the test. in results released thursday, they posted an average composite score […]






state drops plans to raise passing common core regents exam scores


state education commissioner maryellen elia has quietly dropped plans to raise passing scores on common core regents exams in english and math by the year 2022 -- plans originally pushed as a linchpin in efforts for students' strengthened academic performance and preparation for college and careers.






how badly does california need more lawyers? not enough to make the bar exam eas


to the editor: david l. faigman, dean of uc hastings college of the law, bemoans the high “cut score” resulting in what he asserts is a pass rate on the california bar exam that is “too low.” he notes with some chagrin that 1,789 people could’ve become lawyers had they only attempted to do so in...






student voices: i’m one of the first in my family to attend college. here’s how


ronnie estoque, a first-generation college student from south seattle, shares five lessons he learned from the college-admissions process.






more west virginia students take college entrance exam


charleston, w.va. (ap) — west virginia education officials say more of the state’s high school students are taking the act college entrance exam. according to the department of education, new data from act show that between 2013 and 2017, the number of west virginia students taking its test has increased by 5 percent. the state’s […]






college board to boost sat security globally


the firm that owns the sat college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. the college board told the associated press it's reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19...






sbu suspends admissions into 3 departments to close funding gap


stony brook university suspended student admissions into its theater arts, comparative literature and cinema arts departments, and consolidated several language disciplines, in an effort to close a $1.5 million gap in its college of arts and sciences funding, university officials said thursday.






as state switches to sat exam, some districts also paying to offer act


thousands of public high school juniors statewide are taking the sat college entrance exam for free this month, but some students get to take the rival act as well, courtesy of their districts.new trier township high school on the north shore, adlai stevenson and warren township in lake county...






apnewsbreak: college board to boost sat security globally


the firm that oversees registrations for the sat college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.






act makeup scores fast-tracked for students


exam scores were fast-tracked for students who took a makeup act at roslyn high school in january -- nearly three months after their answer sheets from the october test went missing -- with some results delivered in about a week rather than the usual two to eight weeks, officials with the iowa city testing service said.






apnewsbreak: college board to boost sat security globally


pittsburgh (ap) — the firm that oversees registrations for the sat college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. the college board told the associated press it’s reducing the number of international testing dates from six per year to four for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school […]






state drops plans to raise passing common core regents exam scores


state education commissioner maryellen elia has quietly dropped plans to raise passing scores on common core regents exams in english and math by the year 2022.






trump plans to slash us refugee admissions


the trump administration will allow no more than 45,000 refugees into the united states next year, officials said tuesday, in what would be the lowest admissions level in more than a decade.






us says refugee admissions won’t be suspended until july 12


washington (ap) — the state department says the u.s. refugee admissions program won’t be suspended until next week and has told resettlement agencies to continue scheduling arrivals through then. the department said thursday that arrivals can continue until july 12, when a cap of 50,000 refugee admissions for the current fiscal is expected to be […]






make california’s bar exam easier? no way


should california's tough state bar exam -- the entry test for lawyers -- be dumbed down? a lot of law schools think so.






racist question on new mexico high school exam leaves students angry


public school officials believe the final exam was tampered with.






with lawsuits pending, trump moves to cut refugee admissions


president donald trump is moving to significantly reduce the number of refugees allowed to enter the united states, even as his bid to temporarily suspend admissions is stalled in the courts.






university of wisconsin sees pushback on admissions proposal


the league of women voters has joined opponents of the use of criminal background checks as part of the admissions process at university of wisconsin puses.






trump's severe lack of credibility doomed his travel ban with the courts


in march, u.s. district judge derrick watson, in hawaii, suspended key portions of president trump’s revised executive order temporarily halting all refugee admissions and immigration from six muslim-majority countries. a three-judge panel for the u.s. court of appeals for the 9th circuit has now...






trump's severe lack of credibility hangs over the courts rulings on his travel b


in march, u.s. district judge derrick watson, in hawaii, suspended key portions of president trump’s revised executive order temporarily halting all refugee admissions and immigration from six muslim-majority countries. a three-judge panel for the u.s. court of appeals for the 9th circuit has now...






trump's taint is behind the courts' rulings on his travel ban


in march, federal district court judge derrick watson, in hawaii, suspended key portions of president trump’s revised executive order temporarily halting all refugee admissions and immigration from six muslim-majority countries. a three-judge panel for the u.s. court of appeals for the 9th circuit...






in college test prep industry, cheaper options available


washington (ap) — is there a price that a worried parent wouldn’t pay to help their child do well on college admissions tests? the good news is that test preparation doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. the multimillion dollar coaching industry is facing competition from free or low-cost alternatives in what their founders hope will […]