Exam-takers, success climb in Arkansas
The number of Arkansas high school students taking Advanced Placement tests increased slightly in 2015 over 2014, as did the number of test-takers who earned scores high enough to qualify for college credit. A total of 25,757 public-school students -- up 0.8 percent from the 25,547 students last year -- took a total of 44,951 Advanced Placement exams in the 2014-15 school year. And a total of 8,680 students -- or 33.7 percent of the state's test-takers -- earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one Advanced Placement exam, according to information released by the Arkansas Department of Education. That is up from 32 percent in 2014.
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Bellaire HS senior earns perfect score on SAT and ACT college admission exams
HOUSTON - Bellaire High School senior Anthony Yun received a perfect score on both the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams. Yun was among four Houston Independent School District students from two schools to earn perfect scores on the SAT during the 2014-15 school year. Three seniors from DeBakey High School for Health Professions -- AnushkaMadhuvarshi, Sasha Raman and Gary Zhang -- also earned the highest possible score on the SAT.
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Black students: How to prepare for college exams
Performing well on college entry exams can give one’s school application takes preparation and the right tools. Students need to take personal initiative when prepping for these crucial tests, here are some effective ways to get ready for the big day.
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California SAT scores show 41% of test-takers are ready for college
California students continued to perform at about the same level as their peers across the country on the SAT college entrance exam, according to newly released scores. In California, 241,553 students — 60.4% from the graduating class of 2015 — took the test, and, on average, they scored 1,492 out of 2,400 points. Nationally, the nearly 1.7 million test takers scored an average of 1,490.
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Mackenzie College students lukewarm to online exam format
Mackenzie College students had mixed results taking their algebra exam online.
The school's level one mathsclass were among 13,000 NCEA students nationwide who took part in a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) trial of a computer-based maths assessment last week.
Mackenzie College head of learning area in maths Leslie MacKay said there were no issues with the electronic side of the exam, but students had mixed reactions to it. A poll of students after the exam showed that two preferred it over paper, four said it was worse and the rest did not mind.
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