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CBT: ACTs Administered Outside the US Are Now Computer-Based Only (With Some Exceptions)

Beginning in September of 2018, the ACT will no longer be administered on paper in countries other than United States, presumably in response to recent concerns regarding test security abroad. Exceptions will be made for students with special accommodations – a bit more on that later. For international students taking the ACT without accommodations or [...]

July 20th, 2018|0 Comments

June SAT scores and ongoing concerns

Regarding the ongoing controversy about scores on the June SAT (about which browse the responses on Twitter to the College Board’s official response, or lack thereof), it may be helpful, though hardly consolation, to understand how apparently unfair “equated” scoring like this comes about. A good deal of the following is educated guessing, because the [...]

July 15th, 2018|0 Comments

June 2018 SAT math score controversy unfolding

Three years ago about this time of year, headlines read “Scores from botched June SAT testing released as controversy escalates” (Valerie Strauss, WaPost). Back then, the College Board sent out and administered misprinted test booklets, and when the botched (old-style, pre-revision) tests had two sections discarded, the College Board claimed that the truncated scores were [...]

July 13th, 2018|0 Comments