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College Board Announces New President

By Emily Tate (Edsurge).  Change is afoot at the College Board.  At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board, creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of ; But the shift at the top represents the first in a…
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ACT Acquires Knovation

By Sean Cavanagh (Edweek).   The longtime assessment organization ACT has made another business deal in its latest effort to broaden its focus from testing to becoming a provider of “learning, measurement, and navigation” services. The nonprofit announced Thursday it is acquiring Knovation, a company that works on curating content and finding standards-aligned resources for school districts, among other goals. It was the latest in a series of…
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Club Z! Tries the “Freemium?”

By  D'anne Lawrence White.   RIVERVIEW, FL -- Club Z! Tutoring of Riverview, serving families in Riverview, Bloomingdale, Valrico and Boyette, is celebrating its grand opening with free SAT or ACT test preparation programs through Nov. 15. Club Z! Tutoring of Riverview offers in-home and online tutoring for all subjects, including SAT and ACT test preparation and study skills development. In addition, Club Z! Tutoring…
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After SATs: why Chinese students need to rethink US university applications strategy

By Elaine Yau (South China Morning Post).  When the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) was held this month in Hong Kong, hotels and restaurants near the exam venue in the AsiaWorld-Expo braced for waves of candidates coming from over the border in China. Traditionally used by US universities for making admission decisions, the test is not held in China, so every year more than 10,000 students…
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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 instead. A spokeswoman said that this change reflects the way…
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