Students will be able to retake sections of ACT next year — without repeating entire exam

Next September, students dissatisfied with their ACT scores will be able for the first time to retake a selected portion of the college admission test without having to repeat the entire exam. The policy change, announced Tuesday, is a major development for a high-stakes testing ritual that has stirred angst among generations of college-bound students. It means that a student who aced three of the ACT’s four sections could choose to focus solely on raising the score of that troublesome fourth section without fear of getting lower results on the other three. Never in the 60-year history of the ACT has there been an option for a partial retake. (Wash. Post)

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