Ministry of Education in Egypt Approves the ACT International Exam

CAIRO, EGYPT-The Ministry of Education in Egypt has given its official approval and recognition of the ACT test as an acceptable academic measure to be administered and used in the country, as equivalency to the Egyptian National Exam, and for the ACT Aspire standardized tests for monitoring student performance and achievement grades 3-9. This announcement […]

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The Newly Paperless SAT Raises Alarm About Digital

By Noah Knopf.  Harvard Political Review The two major college entrance exams in the United States are going digital. Since 2015, ACT Inc. has been offering a digital version of its exam that is now being taken by 8 percent of ACT test takers. The College Board, makers of the rival SAT exam, now alsooffers […]

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ACT Acquires NRCCUA

Acquisition is aligned with ACT growth objectives and mission to support educational success for students   IOWA CITY, IOWA–ACT, Inc., the nonprofit developer of the ACT® test and other assessments taken by millions of individuals annually worldwide, announced today that it has acquired The National Research Center for College and University Admissions(TM) (NRCCUA®), an educational […]

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Anti-Test Movement Slows to a Crawl

By Alyson Klein (Edweek). Just a few short years ago, there were real questions about whether Congress would ditch annual, standardized assessments as part of a makeover of the nation’s main K-12 education law. At the same time, parents were increasingly choosing to opt their children out of standardized tests. But the Every Student Succeeds […]

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Rejecting AP Courses

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed.). Eight elite private high schools in the Washington area this morning announced that they are dropping out of the Advanced Placement program. In a joint statement, they said that they were responding to “the diminished utility of AP courses and the desirability of developing our own advanced courses that […]

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