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Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests

The test-optional trend has accelerated in recent years, with more than two dozen schools dropping the requirement since the spring ... 123,000 students at 33 schools found no major difference in coll... read more

What Happens When A 35-Year-Old Man Retakes The SAT?

I went to the College Board and printed out a sample test, then sat down and ... fact that the essay comes first is a real kick in the balls. But I suppose they're trying to get the painful shit out o... read more

Lower Bar Pass Rates in Some States Should Cause Us to Examine This Year’s Test, and the Bar Exam in General

Results in most other states have already been released, and well over a dozen states saw passage rates drop ... test-takers (and some states use Multistate results to calibrate the grading of the one ... read more

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Tablets Pose Challenges for Online Test Takers, Studies Finding

And the most comprehensive studies to date—analyses of 2014-15 test results from millions of students who took the Common Core-aligned tests of the country's two major assessment consortia ... of Read... read more


Academic Uses Technology to Close the Achievement Gap

After Dr. Antonio Pérez steps down from his ... deemed unprepared for college-level work. In PPIC’s new report, it was found that the more remedial courses that students are required to take, the more ... read more

College vs. AP -- the Backlash

I also received messages from many other thoughtful people -- students, parents and college instructors -- involved in the growing debate over AP and International Baccalaureate, the major ... test ta... read more

They’re fun. But can STEM camps for girls really make a difference?

Those who collect more data typically do so to bolster their pitches to prospective donors, not to study effectiveness or test various approaches ... in a computer science and engineering major at col... read more

PerkinElmer's (PKI) CEO Rob Friel on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

In addition, we received FDA approval for two lupus detection assays as our combined regulatory resources continue to submit new test ... what should we pencil in for the full year? Well, there is two ... read more

Being Deaf: How Different the World Is Without Hearing

In an open office like this, it's very easy to drop in on a conversation ... Her manager tells me that she'll contact my college for access services and that we'll be using Live Meeting for the interv... read more

Life After Aziz

The ridicule morphs into overt dismissal; I was in college when I attended a family ... from my face when I read Caitlin Flanagan’s essay in the Atlantic Monthly, which she used to defend Ansari, put ... read more

Peter Thiel disagrees with you

Breakout Labs shines a spotlight on a contrarian contention Thiel has been advancing in essays ... test while attending public school in San Mateo. Thiel was born in Frankfurt, West Germany, in 1967, ... read more

Chemistry’s Electric Opportunity

At a Tesla launch event, C&EN Senior Editor Alex Scott takes a test drive and then looks under the hood for ... Higher energy density means less raw material is required for the same available energy, ... read more



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