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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


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?

5 College-Bound Tips for Justin Bieber's Mom

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Rumor has it that 17-year-old Justin Bieber might not have college on his radar, BUT he hasn't ruled it out yet. So while it's not at the top of his p...

Should D.C. Force Its Students To Apply To College?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Should District of Columbia public and charter high school students be required to apply for college or trade school in order to graduat...

Unigo Expert Network: How important are standardized test scores?

Unigo | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home

SAT. ACT. Six letters that every high school student dreads. But in the ever-changing landscape of college admissions, are standardized test scores st...

This Friday Night: Tips For SAT Eve

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Saturday is another SAT test day, so chances are, many will be in test-prep lockdown. What can parents do to keep calm and help their test-taking teens the night before the SAT?

Take The Culturally Biased SAT | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

Hello and welcome to the Culturally Biased SAT: Hip-Hop Edition. This exam will help you most if you take it under as adverse conditions as possible....

College Anxiety: Modern Families Caught in The Middle

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 01.04.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

Just when I thought I was one of a handful to embrace the comedy in college-bound families, Hollywood put its hand on the pulse of family angst.

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 ...

SAT Officials To Testify At New York Cheating Hearing

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.25.2011 | Education

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security – and will recommend change...

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...

10 Things No One Told You About Applying to College

Her Campus | Posted 12.06.2011 | Home
Her Campus

Once you start filling out those applications, everyone will tell you where you should spend the best four years of your life. But what aren't these people telling you?

Cheater, Cheater

Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Tell us, is there something in the water? Because it seems like the word ‘cheat’ has been flying around everywhere, lately. It started with th...

A Context for Cheating: Great Neck, USA

Carol Smaldino | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Carol Smaldino

Anyone who lives in this neck of the woods, the "great" neck so to speak, knows just how huge the competition and pressures are to get into college, let alone the college of one's choice.

Are High Schoolers Prepared for College? New Data Says Only 43% of Class of 2011 is Ready

Gaston Caperton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Gaston Caperton

College and career readiness are essential to America's future. We must ensure that by the time our students graduate high school, they are prepared to succeed and to compete to be the best in the world.

SAT Reading Scores Fall To Lowest Level On Record

AP | By JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.14.2011 | College

-- Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined ...

What Justifies $400/hour Private Tutoring?

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Academic tutoring in major metropolitan areas frequently run from $200 to $700 per hour. However, more stunning than the hourly rate is the healthy market of parents willing to pay it.

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...

Power Struggle Between the CollegeBoard and Top Independent Schools Burdens Students With Overwhelming Workloads

Alex Mallory | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The disconnect between course and standardized test content is the product of a power struggle between private high schools (and many public schools as well) and the College Board.

It's Liberal Arts College Party Time!

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 09.20.2011 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

Every college president's heart quickens whenever a reporter from a major media outlet calls to have a chat.

There's Plenty of Room for Another $40,000 per Year Private School

Alex Mallory | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The rich and powerful do not enjoy rejection, yet well-to-do New York City families continue to submit themselves to the always unpleasant, often humbling independent school admission gauntlet in record numbers. Why?