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But gaps remain, based on levels of preparedness and by race and ethnicity.

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June 2, 2015

College Board will offer new version of SAT for the first time next spring, and it is working with the popular and free Khan Academy to offer intensive online resources to help students prepare.

May 29, 2015

15 Chinese nationals face charges of an elaborate scheme in which those showing up for standardized admissions tests were not who they said they were -- or who their passports said they were.

January 28, 2015

Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

August 20, 2014

The ACT's annual score report, released today, shows persistent racial achievement gaps and stagnant average scores -- with the majority of test-takers failing to meet college readiness benchmarks.

June 20, 2014

Think that not requiring SAT scores will boost enrollment of underrepresented minority and low-income students? Think again, a new study says.

June 19, 2014

Hampshire becomes only competitive college in the country that will not look at SAT or ACT scores.

June 16, 2014

A new analysis argues that the GRE is limiting the number of female, black and Latino graduate students in science and tech fields.

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.

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