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Topic - Jon L. Erickson
The ACT college admissions exam is going digital in 2015, and its creators fully expect some bumps along the way. Just as the company earlier this week announced its new 21st-century testing method, schools in Kentucky were reverting to the classic pencil-and-paper approach after ACT's online assessment system crashed.
Other ACT data show that while 75 percent of high school teachers think their students are ready, only 25 percent of college professors share that belief, Mr. Erickson said.
"Just throwing a bunch of standards against the wall doesn't change practice or student performance all by itself," he said. "It's naive to think that changing a standard on a piece of paper is going to change things."