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  • Duquesne University is the most recently institution to announce test-optional policy.
    Duquesne University offers test-optional admission to liberal arts applicants
    Duquesne University announced last week that some applicants to the institution would not need to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission. Starting with the Fall 2015 freshman class, applicants to the McAnulty College of...
  • Tax Forms for the Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act tax forms and premium tax credit in 2015
    Every year tax forms come to your mailbox, such as W2s and 1099s. However, now you can add some new forms to your list. In 2015, there are tax forms that are going to have to be used to enable you to verify that you have health coverage in...
  • Bill Irwin as "Mr. Business"
    "Old" Clowns, Hilarious Tricks: Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the Geary Theater
    I still remember how hard I laughed and how much I enjoyed every minute of Fool Moon, the amazing two-person clown show—if I can put it like that for now—starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, which I saw about 15 years ago. When I...
  • "The Invisible Hand" at ACT
    'The Invisible Hand' at ACT is a must-see this summer
    There are shows that you see because you want to escape into a warm fuzzy world. There are shows that you see because they are Great Works and you take your medicine so you can write a "5 Plays I Saw That Make Me More Cultured Than You"...
  • Waiting for Godot
    'Waiting for Godot' at Seattle's ACT Theater is entertaining & thought provoking
    Seattle Shakespeare Company’s presentation of Waiting for Godot at ACT Theater proves that serious thoughtful live theater can also be highly entertaining. The minimalist production about two men (Didi and Gogo) who seem suspended in time...
  • ACT performance at high schools in Montgomery County Public Schools.
    Intriguing patterns in ACT performance in Montgomery County Public Schools
    On Friday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) posted a report on student ACT participation and performance for 2014. The data, especially Table A5, hints at intriguing patterns in performance throughout the school.With the proviso that the...
  • Washington and Lee University
    Business is booming at the ACT
    According to a national score report released Wednesday, business is booming at the ACT, as a record 1.84 million high school students graduating in 2014, took what has become by far and away most the popular college entrance exam.And unless the...
  • California Institute of Technology
    The truth about SAT Subject Tests™
    Fortunately, SAT Subject Tests are not ordinarily part of the admissions rat race. Mostly "selective" colleges either require or strongly recommend submission of these tests as part of the application process.In fact, Subject Tests...
  • 5 Extracurricular Activities To Improve Your ACT/SAT Math Score
    5 Extracurricular activities to improve your ACT/SAT math score
    Extracurricular activities are not simply an opportunity to fill those hours between school and home. Rather, they have been strongly correlated with higher test scores, increased motivation, and improved grades.For instance, a 2005 College Board...
  • How to develop a study timeline for the SAT/ACT
    How to develop a study timeline for the SAT/ACT
    After sitting for a standardized test, certain students wish they had studied more. Others feel as though they studied too much and placed unnecessary stress upon themselves. How, then, do you – the test-taker – decide upon the most...
  • high school
    Illinois student earns perfect ACT score of 36
    A.J. DiGiovanni, a 17-year-old high school student from Belleville, Illinois, earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT test, according to an NBC News report on Monday. DiGiovanni attends Althoff Catholic High School. Of his top score on the exam,...
  • Wesleyan University
    5 colleges make major changes in test policies for 2014-15
    In the run-up to the 2014-15 admissions season, five well respected colleges are making major changes in the way they will consider standardized test scores.As veterans of the process well know, early summer is a typical time for schools to...
  • Hofstra adopts test-optional admission policy
    Hofstra adopts test-optional admission policy
    Hofstra is going test optional, the large Long Island private university stated on its website last week. “Effective for the class entering in Fall 2015, Hofstra University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as...
  • Another standardized test
    Is the new SAT geared to mimic the ACT?
    The College Board recently released draft questions illustrating the scope of the SAT’s first redesign since 2005. The new model, to be implemented in 2016, aims to demonstrate students’ mastery of concepts taught in high school rather...
  • Computer lab
    The ACT ushers in a new era with first computer-based college entrance exam
    In case you missed announcements crowded out by all the hoopla surrounding the new SAT, ACT has been quietly working behind the scene to usher in a new era of computer-based college entrance exams. While the SAT hints this may be a possibility in...