Articles by tag: ACT

New Ways Colleges Can Evaluate Prospective Students Outside the SAT

Anxiety over standardized testing may be a thing of the past for students. Over this past year, many colleges and universities chose to admit new students with more progressive criteria, making test scores obsolete in some cases. Being touted as a “holistic” approach, these institutions evaluate students as contributors to their educational development, rather […]

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Education & EdTech
Have We Seen the Last of the Major Standardized Tests?

The education world was thrown off guard last year when many colleges announced they would disregard standardized tests as a part of the admissions process. And that looks like decision could become permanent. Have we seen the last of the major standardized tests? Should school districts use this opportunity to improve their tests, rather than […]

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As California Phases Out SATs, What Should Schools Test Next?

The standardized testing purge continues, with school districts and universities in California, Colorado, Texas, and more, distancing themselves further from the weight of standardized testing metrics during the K-12 pipeline as well as during the college admissions process. The University of California system, for example, has put a definite end to SAT or ACT […]

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Education & EdTech
Leaving the SAT Behind and Reshaping Professional Tutoring & Test Prep Work

The Fiske Guide to Colleges announced it would no longer report SAT or ACT scores. As one of the most trusted college guides, the move comes amid a flurry of institutions deciding they will also ignore the scores, at least for 2021. Research from FairTest shows 1,700 schools make the scores optional for prospective students […]

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Education & EdTech
Can the SAT and ACT Evolve Past A Barrier-To-Entry Test?

With many colleges already opting out, the Fiske Guide to Colleges will no longer report SAT and ACT score ranges. The Guide found irrelevancy when it comes to the accuracy, usefulness, and validity of the scores. While the pandemic caused some schools to shift, at least temporarily, some schools are doing it because they find […]

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Education & EdTech
Standardized Testing’s Impact on Student and Educator Psychology

COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on education around the globe – and it might be time to take a hard look at whether or not traditional standardized testing is up to the task of preparing learners for this new world. More legacy institutions and education organizations are distancing themselves from the SAT and […]

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Business Services
Understanding How Commercialization in Education Led to 2020’s AP Tests: Ratified

Ratified is a radio show hosted by Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin, exploring the intersection of business and policy in long-form fashion.   After the nation issued a national emergency on March 13, 2020, the impact on public education rushed in like a tsunami. Schools shut their doors and hustled to transition to remote education. […]

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UBBA
UBBA Seeks to Help the Utility Industry Capitalize on Technology Advancements and Opportunities
March 1, 2024

The rapid transformation of the utility industry was palpable at DISTRIBUTECH 2024, highlighting the sector’s stride towards a future powered by artificial intelligence, sustainable energy, and electric vehicles. Secure and resilient connectivity remains the linchpin of this evolution, a focus underscored by the Utility Broadband Alliance (UBBA) and its commitment to private LTE networks […]

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ChargeExpo 2024: How Advanced Conductors Can Enhance EV Infrastructure and Revolutionize the Energy Sector
March 1, 2024

The U.S. power grid is struggling, and it’s no wonder why: The aging grid was not built for a time when clean energy sources would begin to replace fossil fuels. With an increasing number of Americans expected to switch to electric vehicles in the coming years, the need to decarbonize the power grid and […]

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Energy efficiency
The Future of the Energy Sector Rests on Energy Efficiency. Global Energy Partners is Leading the Way
March 1, 2024

The spotlight was on the future of energy efficiency at ChargeExpo 2024, with industry leaders gathering to discuss innovative solutions and trends shaping the sector. At the forefront of this shift is the drive to reduce carbon footprints and lower utility bills for consumers and businesses alike. This trend aligns with recent developments, such […]

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Ubicquia
Transforming Urban Utilities with AI: Spotlight on Ubicquia’s DTM+ at DISTRIBUTECH 2024
February 29, 2024

In a world where technology is reshaping every aspect of life, Ubicquia is leading the charge in transforming urban development and utility management through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Dedicated to building safer cities by leveraging the power of technology, Ubicquia has even won awards for its innovations. The DTM+, a device designed […]

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ACT Announces Change in Leadership, Cost-Cutting Measures
June 3, 2020

ACT, the nonprofit organization that develops and delivers the ACT test, announced today a change in leadership and a series of cost-cutting measures to enable it to continue to serve students into the future, despite the current negative business impact of COVID-19. CEO Marten Roorda is leaving ACT, with Chief Operating Officer Janet Godwin selected […]

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