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SAT overhaul to make essay optional, end penalty for wrong answers

In a major ... college entrance exam, students starting in 2016 will no longer be required to write an essay, will not be penalized for wrong answers and will not be able to freely use calculators. Th... 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

Revamped, More Challenging SAT Arrives Next Month

A calculator is allowed on some parts of the test and not on others, so some educators are encouraging students to brush up on paper and pencil calculations. The essay was made optional ... in the pas... read more

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Answers From Princeton’s Dean of Admission

Photo Janet Lavin Rapelye, the dean of admission at Princeton University, is answering reader-submitted questions about college admissions. For this week’s installment of The Choice on India Ink ... s ... read more


State plans to offer more ways to gain high school equivalency

There could be other ways to earn your high school equivalency certificate in Illinois than passing a test in 2018. The Illinois Community College Board ... school graduation requirement at 10 schools ... read more

The Big Problem With The Recent Study On The Decline Of Marine Officer Test Scores

The recent study on the decline of Marine officer test scores over ... report fails to test this hypothesis. Every potential officer candidate must submit an application that includes college transcri... 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

Common Core Test Takers Experience Digital Device Danger

And the most comprehensive studies to date — analyses of 2014-15 test results from millions of students who took the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards designed by two major assessment . ... 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

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

One Thing We've Learned About Each NFL Team During Training Camp

Maybe we shouldn't pencil in Michael Crabtree as the pass-catcher to lead this wide receiver corps in major ... test the offense. ... If you don't have the intestinal fortitude to go test it, you're g... read more

Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

A Baltimore Sun analysis of test scores showed ... the double-period class, which required mastery of complex material and lots of homework. She had looked forward to the class because she wanted to m... read more



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