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Joy Resmovits

2013 SAT Results Show American Kids Still Aren't Ready For College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

Only 43 percent of test-takers in 2013 met the SAT's definition of being prepared for college, a statistic that has remained stagnant since 2009. ...

SAT Scores and Asian American Academic Achievements

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Andrew Lam

According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there's a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America. The score over all has fallen 20 poin...

Joy Resmovits

This Man Is About To Give The SAT A Dramatic Makeover

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Growing up in downtown Manhattan as the son of a psychiatrist and a college president, David Coleman never wanted for stimulation. At the ...

Applying to College: No SAT or ACT Required?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 10.05.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

In a move not unlike many of its contemporaries, Brandeis University has opted to pilot "test-flexibility," in which applications submitted after July 1st, 2013, will not be required to show standardized test scores. The school is not the first to make this move, nor will it be the last.

Strategic Standardized Test Regimen for Junior Year

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.01.2013 | College
Alex Mallory

Summer is here and students across the nation are rejoicing. But anxiety may stubbornly persist for the families of many rising high school juniors even as the focus shifts from final exams to sports, camp and travel.

What Is a Good SAT Score?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Obviously, a higher score beats a lower score, but the absolutes are fuzzy. Each score needs context -- the context of each student, and the context of each school.

The Damage of 'Impossible Perfectionism'

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 08.05.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Last week, I got an email from a client asking me if it was OK for her son to skip one of his SAT Subject Tests this Saturday because he has been ill from what his doctor diagnosed as "stress-related migraines."

Stay Safe With SAT Changes

Roger Ochoa | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Just when you thought you had studied enough, read all the books, done all the prep work. Just when you thought you were safe, sources from College Board announced that it would be changing its infamous SAT yet again. So, this begs the question: Is there a way to master the SAT?

Why Students and Parents Need to Know the Latest Buzz About 'Test Optional' Colleges

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

An increasing number of colleges and universities now make standardized testing an option, not a requirement. That is, some colleges leave it to individual applicants to determine whether they wish to take the SAT I or ACT or Subject Tests, and then report the scores to schools.

Applying to College? Four Things Juniors Should Do Now

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.03.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Given this frenetic level of activity, this probably isn't the time to be talking about fall -- but there are a few autumnal things to put on the smartphone, personal planner, or family fridge.

Google Search Is a Teen's "Best Friend" When Looking for College Admissions Information

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

The City of San Diego Public Library system is at the forefront in California, if not the U.S., in providing information and resources about college a...

To All the Colleges That May Never Get a Chance to Reject Me: From the Poor Black Kid With Two Moms

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Angela Onwuachi-Willig

If I had been an upper middle-class, able-bodied, U.S. born white girl with heterosexual parents, perhaps I would not dread going to my classes that are filled with bullies and racial microaggressions, and I would be able to fully concentrate on my studies.

To (All) the Colleges That Accepted Me

Emmett Rensin | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Emmett Rensin

Despite the unfairness of our college admissions process, we still live in an America where even if privilege can't protect your slot at a top school from a slob like me, it can still give you a very large public forum in which to complain about it.

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.

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.

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 04.06.2015 | 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...