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How Pop Culture and Comedy Can Help Millennial Teens Ace the SAT

Jared Friedland | Posted 02.28.2013 | College
Jared Friedland

I've found that the most effective way to defuse test anxiety and boost scores is to coach students in a way they find appealing: with pop culture and comedy. Here are three tips if you or someone whose cell phone bill you pay is taking the SAT this spring.

Joy Resmovits

SAT Creators Make Civil Rights Hire

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The College Board, the organization best known for bringing you the SATs and Advanced Placement exams, is trying to branch out -- into civil rights wo...

How to Study for the SAT Biology E/M Subject Test

Alex Mallory | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Alex Mallory

The SAT Biology E/M is among the most popular Subject Tests. It's appealing for several reasons: for those students who are weaker quantitatively, biology is the least math related of the "hard sciences" and the material is also inherently engaging and accessible.

5 Ways to Prep for College Right Now

GalTime | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
GalTime

College preparation does not begin with the student's senior year. Ideally, it should start their freshman year of high school.

Research Debunks Common Standardized Test Taking Strategies

Alex Mallory | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Alex Mallory

Students' theories about standardized testing shortcuts are as numerous as they are incorrect, but they are usually easy to debunk with a little scrutiny.

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.

Testing, Testing: Some Ground Rules About the ACT and SAT

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

As juniors put together and review their college lists, it makes sense to talk about one of the most misunderstood parts of the college application process -- testing. Follow this advice, and all the details that drive other students crazy will fall into place for you.

800 Schools Don't Care About Your SATs

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

A growing number of colleges are stepping away from the standardized exams traditionally required of admissions applicants. More than 800 colleges and...

How Equal Are We Anyway? Different Illusions of Meritocracy in Chinese and United States Schooling

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

In China, the children of the privileged can sail off into lives made smooth by their families, always scoring highest, getting into the best programs, and ultimately finding their way to the top leadership of the nation. Sound familiar?

SAT Postponed Throughout New York City, Other Parts Of East Coast Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Posted 11.01.2012 | Education

As New York City continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the SAT scheduled for this Saturday, Nov. 3 has been postponed for all students who were s...

Infographic: The Costs Of Senior Year

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

It's back to school season. That usually means ice-breakers, homework, and navigating a new class schedule. But for seniors, it also means breaking op...

Can Reading Comprehension Be Taught for Standardized Tests?

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.24.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

When it comes to standardized test preparation, reading comprehension seems to be the most confounding subject for parents and students.

The College Board Democratizes Access to Public Education

Kathryn Juric | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Kathryn Juric

ETS and the College Board do not take lightly the decision to invalidate test scores, because we understand and hear firsthand the inconvenience and frustration such decisions cause students and their families.

China's College Entrance Exam Is Serious Business

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

Just as students around the country buckle down for final exams at school, their counterparts in China are sitting for a test of their own. But unlike...

SAT, UCal Decisions Rock College Admissions

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Patrick O'Connor

Stories from two coasts raised the ire, eyebrows, and I-can't-believe-its of counselors, parents and students everywhere, as news about college costs and college tests sent members of the high school Class of 2013 running into the summer sun.

SAT's New Testing Date 'Contradicts All Reasoning Of Fairness'

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.05.2012 | Education

For the first time, the SAT will be offered during the summer when students are not distracted by schoolwork and have more time to devote to SAT prep....

Tighter Security For SAT, ACT In Wake Of Cheating

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education

MINEOLA, N.Y. — The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the co...

Talking About Education in the Information Age

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 05.13.2012 | Education
Nathan Hegedus

I have bought into the idea that our schools are built for an industrial age long past. I do not want my daughter sitting at a desk all day.

The SAT Detective: Mom on a Mission

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Over the last year, it's been her full-time job to participate in a process that many parents push on their teens, but never truly understand. And guess what? Times have changed. This isn't your 1979 SAT experience.

SAT Subject Tests Matter

Alex Mallory | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

I want to correct some common misconceptions and provide sound advice to navigate yet another obstacle in the undergraduate admission gauntlet.

Parent Aptitude Test

Linda Flanagan | Posted 04.07.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Today is SAT day -- our daughter's first. It's 6:10. "I don't know where her admission ticket is. Or the pencil sharpener I bought yesterday, or all those Number Two pencils. And her passport. I put all of that stuff together on my desk. Did someone move it?"

What the Monster Wrote: How Will the College Board Grade a Well-Written Endorsement of Evil?

Eliot Schrefer | Posted 04.01.2012 | Education
Eliot Schrefer

What would the College Board do with an essay that gave it exactly what it asked for as far as structure and writing quality, but took as its topic something truly monstrous?

Should Cheating On Your SATs Be A Felony?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.26.2012 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York would make felonies out of cheating on the SAT college entrance test under a bill released Tuesday as part of a legislat...

Why East Asian Students May Have An Advantage On The SAT

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

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College Exam Faceoff: SAT vs. ACT

Matthew Maron | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Matthew Maron

If you're a high school junior or sophomore, you're going to need to take a standardized college admission exam to, well, get into college. So the question arises, which one do you take?