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Illinois replaces ACT with SAT

February 15, 2016

The state of Illinois announced Thursday that it will now require high school students to take the College Board’s SAT test instead of the ACT.Despite protests from the ACT, the decision was made to...

First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
February 14, 2016

New research suggests that the first semester at college could be more important than a lot of freshmen may prefer to think. Students who earn low first semester GPAs may be at risk of having a decreased...

Illinois still undecided on college exam

Illinois still undecided on college exam
January 24, 2016

A state contract with the College Board — who supplies the SAT — or the ACT won’t affect University applicants or the admissions process.EJRobin Kaler, campus spokeswoman, said...

Illinois Board of Education: State college readiness is low

November 12, 2015

Forty-six. That’s the percentage of Illinois public school students that scored a 21 or higher on their ACT, and is the percentage of students that the Illinois State Board of Education defined as “college-prepared,”...

Illinois locks down on social media

September 30, 2015

Illinois schools can no longer claim access to their students’ social media accounts, according to a new Illinois law that will go into effect on Sept. 15, 2016.Previously, Illinois elementary and secondary...

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