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PROSPECT: Connecting Students to Their Dream University

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:47am

EMA has several products to help support enrollment offices to better understand students holistically, ranging from standardized tests to character analysis tools.

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  • EMA has several products to help support enrollment offices to better understand students holistically, ranging from standardized tests to character analysis tools.
  • One such product is the Character Skills Snapshot, which is an online assessment tool that provides schools with a more comprehensive view of each applicant.
  • In addition, EMA administers more than 70,000 Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) administrations to potential private day and boarding students annually.
  • EMA\xe2\x80\x99s mission is to provide unparalleled leadership and service in meeting the admission assessment and enrollment needs of schools, students, and families.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210415005225/en/\n'

New Poll Shows that Majority Consider the AP® Exams are Less Fair this Year

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:33pm

When most schools closed in March 2020, the College Board offered shortened AP Exams exclusively in an online format.

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  • When most schools closed in March 2020, the College Board offered shortened AP Exams exclusively in an online format.
  • "\nMany teachers cited the differences between the digital and paper-and-pencil exams and challenges faced throughout this school year.
  • Initially, the College Board required webcams for digital test-takers, but changed course after a backlash online from teachers and students.
  • This year\'s exams have the most complex schedule and set of regulations I have ever seen for a standardized testing program.

Squish Test Center 1.2 Released, with New Git Tie-In

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'HAMBURG, Germany, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --froglogic, a leader in professional software quality tooling, announced today the release of Squish Test Center version 1.2, its test result management and analysis platform supporting application development teams worldwide.

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  • b'HAMBURG, Germany, April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --froglogic, a leader in professional software quality tooling, announced today the release of Squish Test Center version 1.2, its test result management and analysis platform supporting application development teams worldwide.
  • The version introduces major new features to the product as well as a wide range of stability improvements and performance optimizations to support test automation projects generating large amounts of test report data.\nTest Center now supports directly accessing test scripts and test data, like those stored in Git, through its new repository integration, greatly simplifying test report and root cause analysis.
  • With direct access to expected verification point data, screenshot verifications can be performed right in Test Center\'s web interface.\nImproved traceability support makes it easier than ever to integrate third party tools such as Jira or TestRail with Squish Test Center.
  • "Directly accessing the test repository and connecting test results to traceability items makes it easier than ever to get a comprehensive understanding of even the largest test reports," Kaufmann added.\nSquish Test Center 1.2 is available as of now: https://www.froglogic.com/news/test-center-12-now-available .

Seton Hall University Extends Test-Optional Admissions for Undergraduate Applicants

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 8:55pm

b'SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seton Hall announced that students seeking undergraduate admission to the University will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of the Fall 2022 through Fall 2026 application cycles.

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  • b'SOUTH ORANGE, N.J., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seton Hall announced that students seeking undergraduate admission to the University will not be required to submit standardized test scores as part of the Fall 2022 through Fall 2026 application cycles.
  • SAT and ACT scores will not be mandatory and Seton Hall will continue to be a "test-optional" institution.\nA temporary accommodation policy was instituted last August for Fall 2021 applicants during the difficult circumstances created by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Students will have the option to apply to Seton Hall by submitting standardized test scores or electing not to submit these scores.
  • Since 2009, it has seen record-breaking undergraduate enrollment growth and an impressive 110-point increase in the average SAT scores of incoming freshmen.

EduSynch Partners with Cambly to Launch Online Testing Portal

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:20pm

b'NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EduSynch , an NYC-based online testing and remote proctoring company, has partnered with Cambly , an online English language tutoring platform, to create and administer spoken English exams online.\nWorking through an integrated Cambly-branded platform, EduSynch and Cambly are delivering these spoken assessments to corporate partners of Cambly located in Europe, the Middle East, and Brazil.

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  • b'NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EduSynch , an NYC-based online testing and remote proctoring company, has partnered with Cambly , an online English language tutoring platform, to create and administer spoken English exams online.\nWorking through an integrated Cambly-branded platform, EduSynch and Cambly are delivering these spoken assessments to corporate partners of Cambly located in Europe, the Middle East, and Brazil.
  • "Working hand-in-hand with partners like Cambly allows us to serve all types of students all over the world that may be looking for a service like ours but are unable to find it on their own.
  • "\nWith the world becoming ever more interested in different forms of online education, the online English language training space has ballooned over the last 12 months.
  • Cambly has tutors available 24/7 for lessons at home or on-the-go from a computer or mobile device.

CFA Institute successfully administers first-ever computer-based testing of Level I of the CFA Program®

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:00pm

b'CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, announces the results for the first administration of Level I of the CFA Program under its new computer-based testing approach.\nCFA Program Level I candidates receive their results today.

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  • b'CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, announces the results for the first administration of Level I of the CFA Program under its new computer-based testing approach.\nCFA Program Level I candidates receive their results today.
  • Of the 28,651 Level I candidates who sat for the examinations, 44 percent passed.
  • The February 2021 Level I exam was administered in 850 test centers in 400 cities in 91 countries worldwide.
  • Computer-based testing in test centers proved to be more resistant to pandemic-related cancellations due to increased testing days and smaller test centers.

Applitools Introduces Automation Cookbook and Test Kitchen to Help Engineers Break Down Coding Recipes

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:03pm

Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free.

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  • Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free.
  • The initiative is led by Angie Jones, Senior Director of Developer Relations at Applitools and Test Automation University, with contributions from Colby Fayock, Developer Advocate at Applitools.
  • For more information and to use the Automation Cookbook, visit: https://applitools.com/cookbook/
    The Automation Cookbook is the latest test automation resource Applitools is releasing to increase its supply of free and accessible learning resources online for the dev community.
  • Since Test Automation University launched in 2019, Applitools has received requests for additional resources to help people quickly find answers to frequent day-to-day questions.

Applitools Introduces Automation Cookbook and Test Kitchen to Help Engineers Break Down Coding Recipes

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:03pm

Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free.

Key Points: 
  • Anyone looking for quick answers to their test automation questions can use recipes to solve everyday challenges and also practice in the Test Kitchen for free.
  • The initiative is led by Angie Jones, Senior Director of Developer Relations at Applitools and Test Automation University, with contributions from Colby Fayock, Developer Advocate at Applitools.
  • For more information and to use the Automation Cookbook, visit: https://applitools.com/cookbook/
    The Automation Cookbook is the latest test automation resource Applitools is releasing to increase its supply of free and accessible learning resources online for the dev community.
  • Since Test Automation University launched in 2019, Applitools has received requests for additional resources to help people quickly find answers to frequent day-to-day questions.

72 Washington Students Achieve Top Results in Cambridge International Exams

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 6:30pm

The Cambridge Scholar Awards celebrate students who have shown exemplary achievement inCambridge International exams, which are taken by students in over 160 countries around the world.

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  • The Cambridge Scholar Awards celebrate students who have shown exemplary achievement inCambridge International exams, which are taken by students in over 160 countries around the world.
  • In Washington, the Cambridge International program is offered at four high schools in Bethel, Federal Way, Morton, and the Lake Washington School Districts.
  • Washington students performed really well in the recent June 2020 Cambridge exams.
  • Cambridge International is the short name of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

FP Canada™ announces top performing CFP®, QAFP™ candidates

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:30pm

In response to the pandemic, FP Canada offered candidates the option of taking the exams through online proctoring in November.

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  • In response to the pandemic, FP Canada offered candidates the option of taking the exams through online proctoring in November.
  • To provide candidates flexibility and choice, and to ensure their safety, FP Canada will continue to offer the CFP Exam and the QAFP Exam through online proctoring throughout 2021.
  • Candidates who wish to write the exam in May can register by logging in to their FP Canada portal .
  • There are more than 20,000 professional financial planners in Canada who, through CFPcertification and QAFP certification, meet FP Canada's standards.