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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: Thu., June 28, 2018

Former KXLY news director finds second career, new purpose with math tutoring franchise

Jerry Post opened Mathnasium in the Lincoln Heights shopping in December. The math learning center is one of more than 800 franchises throughout the U.S. The former KXLY news director …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018

Test results show Idaho student SAT scores dropped

Idaho students showed gains in English and math on standardized tests, but 11th graders did worse than last year on the SAT college entrance exam.


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.


College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years. The College Board said it’s reducing the number of …


ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work.


North Idaho schools score above state average on SATs

Nearly all of the largest high schools in North Idaho performed above the state average on this year’s SAT tests, with one school - Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy - again …


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.


Kootenai High School an SAT standout

Strong performances on the SAT college entrance exam tend to be dominated these days by charter school students. But a small public school at the south end of Lake Coeur …


Spokane Public Schools pays for college entrance exams

Spokane Public Schools is paying for all its sophomores and juniors to take college entrance exams through next school year. The $104,000 expense is expected to help teachers learn whether …


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 high schoolers can take SAT at state expense

All Idaho high school juniors can now take the SAT for free, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna announced today.


U-Hi student alone in state with perfect SAT score

Last school year, 37,631 high school students took the SAT in Washington state, according to a College Board spokesperson. Of those students, 274 earned a perfect score of 800 in …


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 …