ACT Adds July Test Date. Matches SAT

(Edweek) —  ACT Inc. announced Tuesday that it will begin offering a summer test date for the ACT college admissions exam, beginning in 2018. The move matches one by ACT’s rival, the College Board, which recently introduced a 2017 summer test date for its SAT exam. ACT said it will add a seventh date to […]

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Amid problems, specialists wonder who’s overseeing group that owns SAT

(Reuters) By Renee Dudley —  Last month, the governing body of the College Board — the not-for-profit that owns the SAT college-entrance exam — met at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Fort Lauderdale for its annual retreat. In 2016, the organization struggled with myriad problems: security lapses overseas, a major breach of questions from the new […]

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History of Test Prep: Brookings: “Race Gaps in SAT Math Scores Are as Big as Ever”

(VDARE) By Steve Sailer. Race gaps in SAT scores highlight inequality and hinder upward mobility Richard V. Reeves and Dimitrios Halikias Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Race gaps on the SATs are especially pronounced at the tails of the distribution.among top scorers—those scoring between a 750 and 800—60 percent are Asian and 33 percent are white, […]

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SAT and ACT Planning

(Compass Prep) By Bruce Reed — Winter break is over, and it’s time to get serious about college admission testing. From here, your actions and attitudes — two variables you can control — will have the greatest impact on your testing outcomes. Every year, our most successful students are those who are organized and informed. […]

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2,900 Admitted Early Action to Class of 2021

(The Heights)  By Connor Murphy — The Office of Undergraduate Admission admitted 2,900 students to the Boston College Class of 2021 in December, about 33 percent of a pool of 9,000. Last year’s early action acceptance rate was 32 percent, with a pool of about 8,500 applicants, marking a 5 percent increase this year in early applications. […]

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