History of Test Prep: Chinese firm withdraws from U.S. effort to fight college application fraud

(Reuters) A major Chinese education company that was subsidizing a project to verify transcripts of Chinese students applying to U.S. colleges has pulled out after Reuters reported that the firm itself stands accused of widespread application fraud. Shanghai-based Dipont Education Management Group “has withdrawn from the project,” Jerome Lucido, who heads a University of Southern […]

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Exclusive: ACT Inc raises test prices abroad to fund cheating fight

(Reuters) By Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney — The maker of the ACT college-entrance exam, which has been struggling to contain an international cheating epidemic, is raising its fees for overseas test-takers by $10 to pay for enhanced security. The price increase was described in a letter sent last month to a college counselor in […]

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Why parents in Hong Kong and China use consultants to find US college places for their children

(South China Morning Post)   By Vivian Chiu.   Barely recovered from a gruelling flight back to Hong Kong after sending her son Evan to university in the US state of North Carolina, Doris Choy (not her real name) is gearing up for another round of college applications. Her daughter Chloe starts Year 10 in […]

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A Look at Private Tutoring in China

The number of students getting private tutoring after school has been increasing in Hong Kong and many countries around the world. The demand for private tuition has also spread among students attending international schools. To pay or not to pay for a private tutor is a question that many parents are asking nowadays. The answer […]

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ACT Makes a Bold Move in China

IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT, Inc. signed a ground-breaking agreement with a leading testing services and technologies provider in China to provide Chinese students with more options to gain acceptance to US colleges and universities. The agreement with ATA Online (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ATA Inc. (“ATA”) will allow Chinese students to better […]

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