SAT looks to reclaim supremacy

  The Washington Post reports that the SAT, once the nation’s dominant college admission exam, fell behind the ACT in recent years after its rival locked up huge swaths of the market through contracts to provide testing in public schools and more students in the Washington area and elsewhere realized that top colleges and universities would […]

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Goodbye ACT, hello SAT; a significant change for Colorado high schoolers

As reported in Chalkbeat Colorado, Colorado high school juniors will be required to take the SAT college-entrance exam instead of the ACT starting this spring, a significant change that grew out of a competitive bidding process required by hard-fought testing reform legislation. The state Department of Education announced Wednesday that a selection committee chose The College Board, makers […]

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ACT vs. Redesigned SAT

(r) SAT vs. ACT  Each year many parents seem to wonder about the differences between the SAT and the ACT.  In the past, the tests have been different enough to warrant serious consideration (see below). Source: bachelordegreefacts.com However, the impending changes to the SAT and the fact that the two tests will become more similar […]

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Illinois shifts gears on college entrance exams

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois has decided to drop the longtime ACT college entrance exam given free to high school juniors and instead give 11th-graders the rival SAT exam, a test widely known on the East Coast but making inroads in the Midwest. The decision sparked a formal protest last week from ACT, […]

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