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College Entrance Exams

ACT? SAT? Subject Tests? No Tests? Holy Moly! Who Is Requiring What These Days?

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

No college requires applicants to take both the SAT and ACT. Whether you need to take Subject Tests is a little more complicated; see below for the answer to that question.

Get Into College in 10 Simple Steps

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.17.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

Did you know that Latino students that enter high school with the plan to continue their studies by going to college have a much greater probability of achieving it? That's what a recent study has shown, and therefore, why New Futuro created the College Plan tutorial.

Why Students and Parents Need to Know the Latest Buzz About 'Test Optional' Colleges

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

An increasing number of colleges and universities now make standardized testing an option, not a requirement. That is, some colleges leave it to individual applicants to determine whether they wish to take the SAT I or ACT or Subject Tests, and then report the scores to schools.

How to Prep for the ACT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

Believed to be more closely aligned to traditional high school curricula and with a markedly lower emphasis on the high-level vocabulary the SAT is renowned for, the ACT is now accepted by all universities and preferred by many students.

800 Schools Don't Care About Your SATs

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

A growing number of colleges are stepping away from the standardized exams traditionally required of admissions applicants. More than 800 colleges and...

You Are Not a Test Score: Advice for the College Applicant

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Judy Bolton-Fasman

With much anticipation and a shot of dread, it's time for some families of high school juniors and seniors to enter the college sweepstakes.

SAT Scores Edge Down, ACT Now More Popular Exam

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

-- Average national scores on two of the three sections of the SAT college entrance exam edged down for the high school class of 2012, which was the ...

Standardized Testing Is Worse In China Than In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Standardized testing is no foreigner to education -- both in the United States and abroad. But while the high-stakes tests are being criticized for th...

ACT Developing Career Test For Kindergarteners

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A new digital tool to test academic and behavioral skills will target students starting in kindergarten. ACT, the organization that dev...

China's College Entrance Exam Is Serious Business

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

Just as students around the country buckle down for final exams at school, their counterparts in China are sitting for a test of their own. But unlike...

SAT's New Testing Date 'Contradicts All Reasoning Of Fairness'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education

For the first time, the SAT will be offered during the summer when students are not distracted by schoolwork and have more time to devote to SAT prep....

ACTs To Be Required For All Of State's High School Juniors

Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

Beginning next year, all high school juniors in Louisiana will be required to take the ACT -- for free. A new effort by the Louisiana Department of...

In Push For More College Grads, 'Very Profitable Nonprofit' Cashes In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The national push to increase the number of Americans with college degrees is enriching at...

Tighter Security For SAT, ACT In Wake Of Cheating

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the co...