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7 Questions About a New Test-Prep Venture

ACT Inc. and Kaplan Test Prep announced on Monday a new partnership to offer live online preparation for the ACT exam starting this fall. The program — ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live — will allow students to ask questions during courses taught by “master teachers,” according to a news release.

As news of unlikely pairings goes, it’s not quite the same as cats and dogs declaring a worldwide truce. Still, it’s an unprecedented merger: The maker of the nation’s most widely used college-admission examination joining forces with a global test-prep titan.