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Filling in the bubble: Local colleges step away from standardized tests

Local universities are embracing admission policies that are less dependent on SAT and ACT test scores. The alternative includes personal interviews and essays – along with good grades – that …


Scoring college entrance tests: How important are the SAT and ACT for gaining admission?

State and local educators say students may be giving undue weight to those scores, especially since their importance varies depending on where a student wants to attend college.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018

Gonzaga Prep student records perfect ACT score

Jakob Nordhagen, a Gonzaga Prep junior, recently scored a 36 on his ACT, the highest possible composite score on the standardized test for college admissions.


In college test prep industry, cheaper options available

The online education platform Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board to provide free coaching for the SAT test. Top commercial programs cost around $1,000.


Shawn Vestal: Anti-Muslim lobby hungry for falsehood

ACT for America – an anti-Muslim group with chapters around the country fermenting sour, ignorant racism – claims that it is leading a fight against Islamic terrorism. Its chief weapon? …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 24, 2015

Differences, self-reflection key in college enrollment process

College admission directors share their thoughts on how to simplify and ease the college application process.


East Valley junior aces national ACT exam

Tim Ngo, a junior at East Valley High School, earned a composite score of 36 on the ACT – the highest score one can receive. The ACT evaluates students in …


Idaho will pay for SAT for high school juniors

BOISE – Idaho high school juniors can now take the SAT for free, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna announced Wednesday. State lawmakers in 2007 required completion of a college …


Area ACTs beat U.S. average

Washington and Idaho students scored above the national average on the ACT test – a measure of college and career readiness, according to results released Wednesday. Nearly half of all …


Idaho students test above national average on ACT

Average scores on the ACT college entrance exam held steady for the high school class of 2009, a sign of modest progress considering the pool of students taking the test …


SAT/ACT classes offer test-taking tips, strategies

With college admissions becoming more competitive, students are brushing up on testing skills for the all-important SAT and ACT standardized exams. Spokane teen Ellen Phaneuf just finished a three-week course …