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Standardized Tests
Jul 31, 2015
New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.


June 6, 2014

New scores will be added and some parts of the test will be tweaked.

April 16, 2014

College Board releases more detail on ideas behind the new version of the test -- and some sample questions.

March 5, 2014

College Board unveils redesigned writing test (in which evidence will be relevant) and makes it optional. Other reforms will end penalty for incorrect answers and the focus on "SAT words" people never use. Khan Academy will provide free test prep. Will changes shift debate on admissions testing? UPDATE: Early reactions.

April 23, 2013

A new study by a Stanford-affiliated researcher questions several assertions made by advocates for the Advanced Placement exam.

March 8, 2013

The "common core" movement led by the head of the College Board has made the organization's exam less needed than ever, writes Joseph Soares.

February 27, 2013

The College Board will redesign its signature exam, with an emphasis on "core knowledge and skills."

February 21, 2013

ETS releases country-by-country GRE averages, and results point to importance of foreign students in U.S. graduate schools.

January 18, 2013

Concerned that no high school course can truly replicate the college experience, Dartmouth will no longer grant credit toward graduation based on students' scores on AP exams. 

September 25, 2012

Large gaps remain in averages of different racial and ethnic groups.

August 22, 2012

Changes have been negligible over the last five years.


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