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New S.C. law deletes high school exit exam mandate

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EXAMSGURU COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students’ future success, with scores that could go on work resumes or college admissions applications. A new law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley deletes South Carolina’s three-decade-old requirement that high school students pass an exit exam […]

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USA: ACT, SAT, what’s in it for me? Young Voices

Filed in Exam News by on April 21, 2014 1 Comment

Examsguru – ACT, SAT: Standardized testing is a grueling part of the college admissions process that every college-bound student has to endure. The SAT and ACT are meant to aid colleges in their selection of students through the evaluation of test scores from all high school students. College Board is making changes to its test […]

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SAT Exam gets New design

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DAYTON, Ohio (Examsguru) – New changes were announced to the Scholastic Aptitude Test.  In 2016, the exam will take three hours instead of three hours and 45 minutes.  There will be more non-fiction passages than fiction.  Multiple choice questions will have four possible answer choices instead of five and the essay will also be optional. The […]

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School exam timetables should avoid clashes with Ramadan

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Exam chiefs should review the GCSE and A-level timetables to avoid clashes with Ramadan that could jeopardise Muslim students’ grades, teachers have warned. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is marked by Muslims across the world with fasting from sunrise to sunset. From 2014, the 30-day period will fall progressively more in exam […]

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SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

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To use a sample word offered by the College Board, interest in the redesigned SAT college entrance exam — coming in spring 2016 — is likely to be intense. The word “intense” shows up in a sample test question illustrating the idea of understanding words in context, with a passage using intense in a sentence […]

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