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In the Face of a Pandemic, Two Schools Collaborate to Advance Student Learning

Gia Montgomery, a senior at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi, had a lot riding on her AP Calculus class this spring. Gia is heading to Macalester College in the fall to double major in biology and classics, with plans to pursue a career as an Ob-Gyn. With a qualifying score on the AP exam, Gia, and the 17 other students in the class, would gain course credit toward their undergraduate degrees. But then the unexpected happened. The teacher of the Murrah AP class gave notice halfway ... Read More
at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New Options for the ACT Test Offer Students More Choices

by Brandi Lyndall   Beginning with the September 2020 national ACT test, students will have more choices, a flexible test-taking experience, and greater opportunity that their ACT test scores best reflect their overall academic achievement. ACT will implement these four major changes next year. Section Retesting:  Students who have taken the ACT test on a national test day will have the opportunity to retake one or more single-section ACT tests (... Read More
at Friday, November 1, 2019

The ABCs of the ACT

For many college-bound high school students and adults, the ACT is a rite of passage required by most community and four-year colleges and universities to measure a student’s overall college readiness and to determine merit-based scholarship eligibility. The standardized test is offered seven 7 times per year and covers subject areas including math, science, reading and English—with an optional section focused on writing. The ACT covers 215 questions in less than three hours. Each... Read More
at Friday, July 27, 2018

Ready for College?

Are you thinking about attending a two or four-year college/university next year? If not, you should be! Unfortunately, many high school students believe college is not for them. As a higher education administrator with over 14 years of experience, I am saddened when talking to high school students who believe they would not do well in college. Almost all high school graduates can succeed in post-secondary education if they are committed and willing to work hard to achieve their degree. I am ... Read More
at Wednesday, June 13, 2018