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The College Board under David Coleman: Another Delay- This Time, PSAT Scores

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.20.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

David Coleman was at the center of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) development, a position about which he publicly declared post-CCSS that he and o...

5 Reasons to Start College Planning in Middle School

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
Todd VanDuzer

We're not talking about going on college tours, or looking at dorm rooms, or even picking up a brochure. But since your student isn't in high school yet, this is the perfect time to make sure they're headed in the direction of success.

The Surprising Power of the PSAT

Joel Peterson | Posted 09.10.2016 | College
Joel Peterson

Parents who assume that the letters after "PSAT" are just some arcane footnote do so at their own -- and their child's -- peril.

2016 SAT: The Latest Research and Analysis

Alex Mallory | Posted 06.22.2015 | 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.

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

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.14.2015 | 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!

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.

Common Core Standards and PSATs and SATs -- Oh, My!

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Laura Rossi Totten

When I heard that a blogger wrote the new book The Perfect Score Project, I thought that maybe -- just maybe -- Debbie Stier can save one child from the miserable test taking experiences I endured during my childhood education.

pSAT Results Don't Matter for Elite Private High School Students

Alex Mallory | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The quickly-shifting landscape of standardized college entrance exams has made the pSAT a confusing relic for New York City independent school juniors to handle.

Feeling Over-Tested?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By McKayla Braid, Plainfiel...

6 College Admissions Myths: Busted

Chuck Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them!

In National Merit Snafu, Why Must the Children Suffer?

Myra Demeter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles
Myra Demeter

Every single Beverly Hills High School junior who took the PSAT in October will not be eligible for National Merit Scholarships or even recognition, no matter how high their score. Why? Because the high school submitted the test results late.

The PSAT: Does It Count Towards College Admissions?

Scott Weingold | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

The answer, as it is with many things college admissions related... is yes and no. The PSAT -- the warm-up exam for the SAT -- may not matter when it comes to admissions. Yet it does offer some potential rewards for those who score highly.

In Push For More College Grads, 'Very Profitable Nonprofit' Cashes In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The national push to increase the number of Americans with college degrees is enriching at...

Most Students Who Should Be Taking AP Exams Aren't

Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

While more high school students are taking the Advanced Placement exams -- and succeeding on them -- most students who should be taking the exams aren...

Exam Tests Students’ Skills, Not Memories

The Gainesville Times | Dallas Duncan | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education

Usually when students sit down to take a standardized test, they do so with a pencil and a brain overflowing with facts, figures and theories. But ...

Girls: What To Wear At Pre-College Events (PHOTOS)

| Sydney Threet | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

Applying for college is one of the most exciting and stressful times of your life. You have to answer so many questions, including what to wear to eac...