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Topic: standardized tests

ACT to allow retakes of individual sections

News, University News

ACT to allow retakes of individual sections

October 22, 2019 1 comment

Starting September 2020, college applicants will be able to retake individual sections of the ACT exam. The organization will also calculate an official “superscore” — the average of the highest section scores across multiple test dates — that students can send to colleges.

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

Metro, News

R.I. standardized test scores fall short of M.A.

February 28, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System test results from November 2018 show that Rhode Island school districts lag far behind their Massachusetts neighbors. The standardized test was implemented in Spring 2017 for public school students in grades three through eight.

University removes SAT, ACT writing requirement

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University removes SAT, ACT writing requirement

September 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Applicants to the class of 2023 will no longer be required to submit the essay portion of the SAT or ACT, according to a University press release. In lieu of an SAT or ACT essay, applicants will be encouraged — but not required — to submit a graded paper they wrote for a high school humanities course.