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Save Our Teenagers: Ditch the SAT Reasoning Test

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Dr. Michele Hernandez

It would allow students more TIME to pursue their academic passions, get a job, make an impact on their communities, write for their school newspapers, do high level research, and read for pleasure. The irony, of course, is these are exactly the attributes top colleges profess to want from their applicants.

Mobile App Seeks to Offset Record-Low SAT Scores

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Kevin Ducoff

A new way to prepare for standardized tests has arrived, but it won't be found in the classroom or even in the homes of America's tutors -- unless you count what's in our pockets.

Ruining Our Children: The Scourge of College Admissions

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

Sometimes love is far worse than indifference. Parental love powers the frenzy over college admissions, but in the process it distorts every ideal of higher education while it robs adolescents of dignity and even of selfhood.

Reading in Dim and Dimmer Legislative Light

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

In America there seems to be an increasingly widespread aversion to the act of reading. In support of that aversion voters have elected public officials whose profound ignorance and boundless stupidity threaten our society.

Smith College Alum Believes Her School Now Full Of Lesbians

Posted 03.07.2012 | College

Anne Spurzem doesn't like the women attending her alma matter these days. Spurzem wrote a letter to the editor of the Sophian this week complaining...

There Are No "Top Tier" Colleges, Schools (or Kids!)

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

You high school seniors, applying to or waiting to hear from colleges, ignore all the nonsense about top tier schools. And especially ignore the ridiculous notion that your SAT score or grade point average defines who you are.

It's Time to STEM the Loss of Science and Engineering Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation's leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades.

DePaul Makes ACT, SAT Score Submission Optional

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

After five years of deliberation, DePaul University has decided to make submission of ACT or SAT scores optional, starting with the 2012 admission cyc...

How Important Are Your Child's SAT Scores?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Parents of high-achievers are getting the message: Stop the pressure. But what happens when your kid is the one refusing to let up?

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

Slippery problems plague sex ed classes across the country, screwing high school health teachers yet again -- and not in a way they'd hoped for. The f...

The Ivy League Admissions Process: Less About Chance and More About Overall Personal Equation

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

Kylie Thompson is University Chic blogger and underclassman at Harvard. The following is a student's perspective on navigating the admissions process ...

How To Predict Your Child's SAT Scores (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown#1: The College Counselor Appointment

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

I've been right where you're standing, waiting outside the college counselor's office for that first appointment of your child's senior year, trying and failing to balance absolute pride and abject panic. Let me clarify one thing before you get started: From here on in, nothing is as it seems.

SAT Scores Sacked for 4th Year in a Row

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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It's a sad state for standardized tests. City and state SAT scores have plummeted for the fourth year in a row, according to new data....

N.J. students' SAT scores inch up, still behind national average | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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New Jersey students' average SAT scores inched upward one point this year, according to data released today by the College Board -- a more encouraging...

SAT scores are down but AP's are up, in the city and state

Gotham Schools | GothamSchools | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York City students followed statewide patterns on the SAT and AP college prep exams, according to College Board data released today. We had a more...

Let's Add SAT Scores Into the Mix When Holding High Schools Accountable

Mike Piscal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Piscal

High school success needs to be tied to student performance on the SATs, and our high schools should be incentivized to take these additional measurements seriously.

SAT Coaching Barely Boosts Scores, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal | JOHN HECHINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Families can spend thousands of dollars on coaching to help college-bound students boost their SAT scores. But a new report finds that these test-prep...

What Is A Good SAT Score?

Princeton Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

So, you just received your SAT or ACT scores and you're not sure whether you should crack open that '72 sparkling cider or immediately register for th...

March Madness: Smart Money Says Cornell

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dennis Danziger

This year I've adopted a new system. I'm betting on the colleges with the highest SAT scores and the strictest admission's policies.

The Stimulus Package and SAT Scores

Anita Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Weinberg

Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.

A Great SAT Gift for Teens

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Wojcicki

If you are a budget conscious parent of a student who is feeling the college preparatory pressure, here is an idea for an affordable holiday gift.

Sarah Palin: Below-Average American

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An as-yet-to-be-authenticated, high school transcript of Sarah Palin's was posted on Gawker Thursday, and it's a doozy. Apparently, Sarah Palin scored an 841 out of 1600.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When it comes to leadership, this week proved we are living in a moment of mediocrities -- a long moment. Sarah Palin, wearing her ignorance like a beauty pageant tiara, was "annoyed" that she was asked actual questions by Katie Couric. George Bush looked the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression square in the eye...and threw up his hands. Congress stepped into the leadership void and promptly created another one. And the less said about Alberto Gonzales' week, the better. Desperate times cry out for exceptional leaders. It's not a matter of stratospheric SAT scores or Mensa-level IQs. What we need is the one thing in short supply: wisdom. It's in our DNA to fear the evil genius. But we still have to be trained to recognize the dangers of the clueless mediocrity. For those of you in the Pennsylvania area, on Monday I'll be debating Mike Huckabee in Hershey. For more information, click here.

Illinois SAT Scores Drop

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's high school class of 2008 posted slightly lower average scores on the SAT exam this year, slipping in all three tested subjects, but Illin...