ACT http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Education Officials Consider Rescheduling ACT Test Date http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-education-officials-consider-rescheduling-act-test-date <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite <a href="/post/chart-times-weather-caused-jcps-close-schools-1980">excessive snow days, </a>officials with Jefferson County Public Schools have recommended the statewide ACT test for high school juniors not be rescheduled.</span></p><p>The decision stems from a survey issued by the Kentucky Department of Education to gauge the effect the missed school days have had on student’s preparation.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8582 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Education Officials Consider Rescheduling ACT Test Date ACT Testing Company Investigating Louisville Male High School http://wfpl.org/post/act-testing-company-investigating-louisville-male-high-school <p>Officials with the Kentucky Department of Education confirm that the ACT testing company is investigating Jefferson County Public School's Male High School.&nbsp;</p><p>The investigation is being led by ACT Compass, according to KDE spokeswoman Nancy Rodriguez. The Compass is not to be confused with the ACT college entrance exam that high school juniors take each year, though the exam&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">can be used to measure college and career readiness or for local district assessments, says Rodriguez. </span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:51:46 +0000 Devin Katayama 8315 at http://wfpl.org ACT Testing Company Investigating Louisville Male High School Former Indiana Schools Chief Takes Job With Testing Company http://wfpl.org/post/former-indiana-schools-chief-takes-job-testing-company <p>Former Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett has found new work helping to pitch a test to state education leaders across the country.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A spokesman for ACT says Bennett will help the testing company pitch its exam called Aspire.</span></p><p>ACT is more widely known for its college-entry tests administered throughout the Midwest. But it is also one of many testing companies looking to sell their products to states that have adopted Common Core standards.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:56:59 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 7892 at http://wfpl.org Former Indiana Schools Chief Takes Job With Testing Company ACT Releases Kentucky Test Results, Education Officials Also Release Their Version http://wfpl.org/post/act-releases-kentucky-test-results-kentucky-education-officials-also-release-their-version <p>The ACT testing company has released its annual college and career readiness report and it shows a drop in reading scores for Kentucky’s 2013 graduating class.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But state education officials say that’s because the ACT has changed the way it measures reading and the state is not using the same benchmark system.</span></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:02:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 6538 at http://wfpl.org ACT Releases Kentucky Test Results, Education Officials Also Release Their Version Indiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on ISTEP Glitches http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-lawmakers-hold-hearing-istep-glitches <p>The president of the company that administers the ISTEP&nbsp; standardized test to students across Indiana is scheduled to defend her company before a panel of state lawmakers this week.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 80,000 students were frozen out of the online portion of the test last month because of computer glitches.</span></p><p>CTB/McGraw-Hill &nbsp;President Ellen Haley is scheduled to testify before the legislative panel Friday.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:48:34 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5807 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on ISTEP Glitches