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50 min ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tennessee students make big gains in ACT scores

Tennessee's average ACT score, historically slow to improve despite constant attention from educators, has made its biggest year-to-year leap since Tennessee students make big gains in ACT scores Tennessee's average ACT score, historically slow to improve despite constant attention from educators, has made its biggest year-to-year leap since Check ... (more)

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1 hr ago | KTVN Reno

Nevada's ACT Test Takers Score Above U.S. Average

Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam.

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2 hrs ago | WMDT

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Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam.

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4 hrs ago | KAAL-TV Austin

MN Retains Top Spot In ACT College Entrance Exam

High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.

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5 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The truth about SAT Subject Testsa

Fortunately, SAT Subject Tests are not ordinarily part of the admissions rat race.

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6 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

Wisconsin retains the number two spot on the ACT test

The state's high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking Wisconsin behind Minnesota.

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6 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Minnesota retains top spot in ACT college entrance examMinnesota...

Minnesota retains top spot in ACT college entrance exam High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/08/20/minnesota-retains-top-spot-act-college-entrance-exam/14326595/ High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ... (more)

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7 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

40 percent of Texas graduates took ACT

A report from the organization that produces the ACT college entrance exam says about 40 percent of Texas' graduating class this year took the test.

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7 hrs ago | KFVS12

Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.

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7 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky students still lag national scores on ACT, but the performance gap is narrowing

While Kentucky public high school graduates are still behind those nationwide on the ACT college-entrance exam, the performance gap is narrowing, Kentucky Department of Education officials said.

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11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

Mississippi's 2014 high school graduates made an average composite score of 19 on the test, ticking up from 18.9 last year.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

Obama losing public support on education issues, new poll finds

Anybody paying attention to the roiling education reform debate won't be especially surprised by the results of a well-regarded annual poll : Support for President Obama on education issues is waning - with only 27 percent giving him an A or B - and a majority of the public saying they oppose the Common Core State Standards and have more trust in ... (more)

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KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

SD: 90 % Of Students Finished High School

South Dakota's Department of Education has put out this year's report card on school performance.

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

ACT Scores across Alabama to be released Wednesday morning

Wednesday morning, educators all over North Alabama and the rest of the state will be buzzing over new test results.

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Westport News

The controversial state Department of Education commissioner who led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's school reform effort is stepping down just as Malloy's re-election campaign gears up for November.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Fairfield, CT, Education, Yale University

KNDU

Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Island Packet

Chris Erskine: Dear Schools, Let the kids have August

We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode.

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SFGate

Judge hears arguments in Common Core lawsuit

A state judge heard arguments Monday from lawyers for teachers and parents who support the Common Core education standards and want Gov. Bobby Jindal 's actions against the multi-state standards invalidated.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Education

Coastal Observer

Schools: Test results mixed as standards get tougher

Students in the Waccamaw schools had mixed results on the state's standardized tests this spring as the state moved toward the Common Core education standards and a more rigorous curriculum, according to results released by the state Department of Education last week.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Examiner.com

Testing comes early to kindergarten

Standardized testing in the early grades is always a topic that has many sides. Early childhood teachers have a variety of opinions about testing for young children.

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Related Topix: Education, Education Etc., Sarasota, FL, Sarasota County, FL

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