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New Partnership Highlights Importance of College and Career Readiness

Vince Bertram | Posted 05.15.2015 | Education
Vince Bertram

What does it mean to be college and career ready? It is often cited as the desired outcome for K-12 education, although too few students leave high school fully prepared for college or the workforce.

2016 SAT: The Latest Research and Analysis

Alex Mallory | Posted 04.22.2015 | Education
Alex Mallory

The 2016 SAT is content-based, with less emphasis on logic than the current SAT. Math problems are more likely to look like problems that could appear in a school math class and less like logic puzzles.

Skip the SAT? Why?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

I can't believe people are getting nervous about an exam that's going to be rolled out next month but not given until next year. Consider this.

FAFSA Primer: How to Navigate Through the College Aid Maze

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Whether you're a parent with a child currently in diapers or a student planning to graduate from high school fairly soon, it is worthwhile to study the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- a 130-question form that determines who qualifies for a piece of $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds -- well in advance.

7 Largest US Districts To Teach Computer Science

ASSOCIATED PRESS | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to a...

An Ovation for Jefferson County

Josh Stephens | Posted 01.29.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

You know the moment when you ready yourself to leap to your feet at the end of a symphony, only to hear that glimmer of a violin note that keeps you glued to your seat and safe from mortification? That was me a few weeks ago at the College Board Forum.

13 Important Things To Remember Before You Freak Out About The SAT

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.07.2014 | Teen

News flash: the SAT is not fun -- but you already knew that. Taking the test can be really stressful and it can feel like the be-all and end-all o...

College Board's Thoughts on Your PSAT Tweets

Vanessa Kuhlor | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Kuhlor

The day of Wednesday's test #PSAT was the number one trending topic on twitter. I got in contact with the College Board to see just how they felt and this is what they said.

Higher Ed Is Getting STEAM-y

Josh Stephens | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

I love the arts. Sure, they've never cured cancer or delivered my groceries. But they have never wreaked havoc with the climate or threatened to vaporize a city either. I'm glad that the nation's arbiters of education have finally discovered. But I also love every other discipline.

Dear College Board, A Change Needs To Be Made

Avi Sholkoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Teen
Avi Sholkoff

This is a letter demanding a change to the environment and culture surrounding your test. Standardized testing has shifted from a mere requirement to a game. Whoever finds the best tutor or class wins the game. These students attend the college of their dreams.

Stop the Cheating: An Open Letter to the College Board and ACT

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.14.2014 | Education
Rebecca Joseph

Honest kids suffer in so many ways because of unregulated test sites. They work so hard, and then other kids cheat, reducing the impact of their scores, statistically and psychologically. When agencies hold back scores, these honest kids get punished a second time.

Joy Resmovits

'Flat And Stagnant' SAT Scores Ahead Of Major Test Redesign

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

SAT scores for the class of 2014 averaged a 497 in reading, 513 in math and 487 in writing -- about the same as the last few years, according to a rep...

Historians Should Honor Protesting Colorado Students

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The brave Colorado high school students who are protesting their school board's attempt to rewrite their American history curriculum are doing all Americans a favor. They are reminding us of the importance of dissent and protest in our nation's history.

These Are The States Where Kids Do Best On AP Exams

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

When it comes to advanced placement exams, kids in some states fare far better than those in other states. A new map compiled by research engine Fi...

Duncan Funnels Millions To College Board

Peter Greene | Posted 10.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

What do low-income students get out of this? A chance to take an AP test. Not, mind you, more resources to get ready for it, nor do they get help with actually going to a college after taking the test (which may or may not give them any help once they get in).

AP American History in the Rocket's Red Glare

Patte Barth | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Patte Barth

History is the most difficult subject to write K-12 standards for, and for one simple reason: the discipline is bursting with information. There's not enough time, even over 13 years of public schooling, to teach students everything that is good to know in the subject.

David Coleman Wants to Fix Inequality

Peter Greene | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Coleman's genius marketing idea solution to educational inequality is to take human bias out of the equation and replace it with the hidden human bias encased in testing.

College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

What Do We Know About the New SAT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

There is a perception that we don't yet know much about the redesigned SAT. This notion persists because the College Board has chosen to release information in a less than straightforward manner, burying hard fact within vague jargon about measures of "college readiness."

The New SAT: A Pedagogically Effective Test?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Major changes will be affecting the SAT in 2016. This isn't the first time changes have affected the long withstanding SAT, a standardized exam colleges and universities have traditionally used to evaluate students' academic standing and ultimately, acceptance.

Deconstructing The New SAT

Jed Applerouth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Jed Applerouth

If admissions officers do not see the value in a test that is better aligned with the Common Core and continue to assign equal weight to both tests, the new SAT will be in a precarious position as students migrate in droves to the ACT.

Joy Resmovits

Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with col...

Defending the SAT. Really.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Past changes to SAT (originally an aptitude test) have made it a little more like the ACT (an achievement test), and these new changes are likely to make it even more so. If these changes really make them alike, fewer students will take both tests, leading to less time on testing and test prep, and more time on going to school. That's a win.

In Defense of the SAT Essay

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The ability to understand a question and come up with a reasonable argument -- often under time constraints -- is not exactly an esoteric skill.

Debbie Stier's 'The Perfect Score Project' and the New SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

At a glance, the most noteworthy aspect of Stier's journey in The Perfect Score Project is just how much preparation she undertakes. It is unclear exactly how many test prep books Stier purchased, but 15 or so is a reasonable estimate.