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A Short, Thumb-nail Sketch of What's Going on With College Admissions Testing: The "New" SAT and "Old" ACT

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.14.2015 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

For the Class of 2016-2017 (current sophomores) colleges and universities will be accepting the new SAT, but many have not yet decided whether they will continue to accept the old one. Oh boy!

What Do We Know About the Upcoming Changes to the ACT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Alex Mallory

While much is being made of the 2016 SAT, ACT, inc. -- an SAT competitor that now comprises more than 50 percent of the standardized college entrance exam market -- is quietly making changes, or "enhancements," as the company calls them.

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.

The New SAT: What Are We Really Testing? (Not What You Think)

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
Jennifer Dziura

I enjoy beating tests, but I also think the United States would be better off with a completely different set of college admissions requirements that don't unduly privilege personalities like mine. (After all, no one is more annoying than adults who brag about their SAT scores.)

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.

Joy Resmovits

Here's The New SAT Test Essay Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents

AUSTIN, Texas -- The venerable SAT college admissions test will look very different in spring 2016. And, according to the new test's architect, there ...