Standardized Testing Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Colorado Springs theater company set to stage original Robin Hood playRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Gazette

    Erinn K. Graves stars a traveling minstrel in Academy of Community Theatre's "The Legend of Robin Hood." The play opens Friday.

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  2. Affirmative Action should account for more diversitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Daily Campus

    On October 15, 2018, the Massachusetts District Court began proceedings of Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College It was found that admissions officers added or subtracted points to/from students' SAT scores.

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  3. College Readiness Declines, Especially in Math, ACT ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Wall Street Journal

    A greater percentage of U.S. high-school graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam aren't ready for college-level coursework, with math readiness at a 14-year low. ACT on Wednesday released its annual report, the Condition of College and Career Readiness, that shows only 40% of 2018 graduates taking the ACT met a benchmark indicating they could succeed in a first-year college algebra class.

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  4. Mixed results for Columbus area schools on 2018 ACT. Here are the scores.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    MCSD had increased its score the past three consecutive years, from 18.6 in 2014 to 19.7 in 2017, but it decreased by 0.3 points to 19.4 in 2018 -- although still matching its second-highest score since the district started keeping track 13 years ago. Meanwhile, the Georgia state average remained at 21.4, and the national average decreased by 0.2 points, from 21.0 in 2017 to 20.8 in 2018.

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  5. Nebraska ACT scores drop as officials expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KLKN

    Officials say the decline was expected, because 2018 is the first year all students in the graduating class took the ACT college entrance exam as juniors.      Nebraska's 2018 composite score of 20.1 was fifth-highest among the 17 states that test all students.  Nationally, 55 percent of 2018 graduates took the ACT, with an average composite score of 20.8.      Officials say 84 percent of Nebraska's 2017 graduating class took the ACT, with an average composite score of 21.4.      The ACT tests students in reading, English, math and science.

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  6. NC high school students rank near the bottom on the ACT exam. There's a reason why.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | HeraldSun.com

    North Carolina high school students continue to rank near the bottom of the nation on the ACT exam, but there's at least a partial reason for the state's performance. New results released Wednesday from the Class of 2018 show that North Carolina's average score remained at 19.1 out of a possible 36. The state was below the national average of 20.8 and tied for 46th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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  7. a.C.T. And Macy's Union Square Announce 2nd Annual a Dickens of a HolidayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | BroadwayWorld.com

    Event committee chair Adriana Lopez Vermut announced today that American Conservatory Theater and Macy's Union Square will ring in the holiday season with the 2nd annual A Dickens of a Holiday, a festive, Dickens-inspired event on Sunday, December 16 in Holiday Lane at Macy's Union Square . Beginning at 11 a.m., guests will be treated to arts and crafts, strolling carolers, holiday-themed treats and libations, as well as special performances by cast members from A.C.T.'s celebrated production of A Christmas Carol and students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory .

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  8. Century, Mayo make 1-2 punch on ACTsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Post-Bulletin

    Thirteen southeastern Minnesota high schools scored above the state average, and 19 exceeded the national average score for the ACT college entrance exam, in figures released this morning by the Minnesota Department of Education . Century High School , in Rochester, held its position as the top-scoring high school in the region, with an average ACT score of 23.7, down two-tenths of a point from 2017, but a comfortable margin higher than Mayo High School and Byron High School , the next-highest scoring schools on the list.

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  9. When Being the Boss's Son Isn't EnoughRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Atlantic

    This article is part of an oral-history series where Aaron Reiss interviewed the young-adult sons and daughters of Chinatown shopkeepers about how they are helping to keep their families' businesses alive. Ken Ma, a 32-year-old M.B.A. who is being groomed to become the CEO of his parents' optical empire, Mott Optical Group, recalls the difficulty of taking over as a "boss's son" in a family business: "I thought, I am the son of the owner; I can't make mistakes.

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  10. ACT scores dip slightly in Cobb, rise in MariettaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | MDJonline.com

    ACT results released Wednesday show Marietta High earned its highest average score in four years while Cobb dropped slightly after posting record scores last year.

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  11. Average Ohio graduating senior ACT scores drop two points for 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Cleveland.com

    Ohio average ACT scores have slipped by two points, although more students are taking the test, according to a recent report. About 55 percent of students graduating nationwide took the ACT test, comprised of English, reading, science and math sections.

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  12. Keller: Trying to sort out the mess that is LSU, 'holistic admissions,' board of regents...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Advocate

    LSU President F. King Alexander told the Press Club of Baton Rouge, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, that changes in the university's admissions standards has helped shape the most diverse, highest achieving freshman class in school history. Is it better to ask forgiveness than permission? LSU President F. King Alexander has pushed that saying to an extreme, unsettling a decades-old consensus on higher education policy.

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  13. Survey: Legacy students report higher family incomes, show more interest in tentingRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Chronicle

    In The Chronicle's survey of the Class of 2022, first-years were asked if any of their parents or siblings attended Duke University. Students who answered yes were defined as legacy-there were 37 legacy and 221 non-legacy students.

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  14. Thousands have taken part in online sex-ed and math consultations, education minister saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Toronto Star

    ... involved in, nor approved of, the changes. The consultations were later expanded to include math, standardized testing and financial literacy. "While we're embarking on this consultation, which has far surpassed that dismal 1,638 responses the ...

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  15. Math Skills of US High School Graduates Continue Downward SlideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Voice of America

    The math skills of college-bound high school graduates in the United States have slid to their lowest point in 14 years, according to a national testing organization. An indicator that the students were "ready to succeed" in a first-year college algebra class fell to its lowest level since 2004, according to ACT , an organization that administers standardized testing to students.

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  16. What does it take to get into Harvard? Court docs spill secretsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | SFGate

    An internal Harvard document, disclosed this week in federal court, provides an answer: mid-to-high 700s, out of a possible 800 on each part of the SAT. Or at least 33 out of a maximum 36 on the ACT.

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  17. Want to get into Harvard? Trial sheds light on its preferred SAT scoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Philly.com

    But a closely watched trial at U.S. District Court in Boston this week has cracked open the vault, according to the Washington Post . As a judge began hearing testimony from the first witness, longtime dean of admissions William R. Fitzsimmons, an answer emerged.

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  18. A toad of a problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Sydney Morning Herald

    We should all be alarmed at the news that cane toads have been caught in Campbell . Having spent many months working as a geologist in various parts of far-north Queensland, where cane toads are numerous or in plague proportions, I have learnt a few things about these ugly creatures.

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  19. TX: Transit Fare Study Recommends Increases, EnhancementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | Mass Transit

    Oct. 17--A recently completed Amarillo City Transit fare study recommends increasing regular fares to $1 from 75 cents and Spec-Tran rates to $2, noting ACT has not raised its base fare of 75 cents established in 1994. During Tuesday's Amarillo City Council meeting, the body received a presentation from transportation consultant Nancy R. Edmonson, with whom ACT officials said the department contracted with in May of this year to study alternatives for new pricing levels and payment options while recommending rational short and long term fare structures.

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  20. SAT or ACT? Which test should you take Experts outline differences in ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | NorthJersey.com

    SAT or ACT? Which test should you take for college admissions Experts outline differences in SAT and ACT and whether students should take a college admissions test at all. Check out this story on northjersey.com: For high school students, the decision to take the SAT or the ACT -- or whether to take a standardized test at all - is a key part of college planning.

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