ACT May Be Used to ‘Confirm’ National Merit Status

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed.).  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is changing the rules on the final step of winning a National Merit Scholarship. Applicants are still selected as semifinalists based on PSAT scores. In the past, semifinalists had to submit SAT scores to “confirm” their eligibility. Going forward, they may submit ACT scores […]

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The SAT Mess That’s Not Going Away

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed.). The SAT periodically faces controversies, such as when the mathematics test given in June was widely seen as easier than normal and — courtesy of the curve — resulted in many students being shocked by low scores. Outrage spread on social media, but after a week or so, many […]

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Was the August SAT Compromised?

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed). As students left testing centers nationwide Saturday, having finished taking the SAT, reports started to circulate that some may have had an unfair advantage because of leaked versions of the test that had been circulating in South Korea and China. Posts to Twitter and elsewhere on social media featured […]

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