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Palestinians Allegedly Denied SAT Tests, Unable To Attend American Colleges

The Harvard Crimson | Lena K. Awwad and SHATHA I. HUSSEIN | Posted 12.17.2012 | College

As countless students around the world took the SAT a week ago, Palestinians from the West Bank could not join their ranks. The October SAT exam was c...

10 Secrets for Top College Admissions

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Dr. Michele Hernandez

High test scores can boost the chances that your application will be read, but to rise above the rest, here are some college admissions secrets.

You Are Not a Test Score: Advice for the College Applicant

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Judy Bolton-Fasman

With much anticipation and a shot of dread, it's time for some families of high school juniors and seniors to enter the college sweepstakes.

In Time Of Low Literacy, Writing Scores, Revived Support For Grammar Instruction

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. With American schools focused on raising reading and math scores to mee...

8 College Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, as millions of students begin college or their college search, their parents will go along for the ride literally, figuratively and financially.

The 10 Smartest People In The World

SuperScholar.org | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The de...

In Defense of Algebra and Other Difficult Subjects

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Isn't the point of being a student to challenge oneself?

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....

Calculator Shopping, the Night Before the SAT

J.D. Rothman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

What time does Staples close, in case your child can't locate his TI-183 calculator the night before the SAT exam? What is the ACT?

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...

"Study-A-Thons" Level the SAT Test-Taking Field for All Students

Ilana Donna Arazie | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Ilana Donna Arazie

The SAT Study-a-thon is designed to motivate students to raise money for graphing calculators, which retail for about $100 and may be out-of-budget for low income students.

Top 10 Most-Applied-To Colleges

| RYAN LYTLE | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

As the college-bound population grows and technology affords the convenience of applying to schools online -- such as through the Common Application, ...

LISTEN: The Tutoring Boom's 'Tutoring Industrial Complex'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

As students settle in to the new school year and as mid-semester grades start trickling in, students who are looking for another boost in their academ...

Cheating On The SATs: A Family Dinner Table Talk

Posted 11.30.2011 | Parents

Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, students from Great Neck, New York who attend one of the top high sc...

The Dark Side of Acing the Tests

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

If rewards are conditioned on giving "right" answers, children will indeed work hard to figure out what the adult will accept as the "right" answer.

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?

New SAT Questions Use Snooki & Kardashians To Measure Intelligence

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Many students have been expressing outrage after taking the SATs recently, due to a discussion question prompt about reality television. Apparently, ...

The Cause and Effect Delusion in School Assessment

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Perhaps the greatest fallacy in educational assessment is the nearly unchallenged idea that you can judge the quality of the process by the product.

Stanley H. Kaplan, Founder Of Kaplan Test Prep Centers, Dead At 90

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The founder of the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Centers Ltd., the nation's first test preparation company, has died. He was 90. Sta...

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...

Future Shock and Guffaw for Bookish Bush

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that Bush lacks the writing chops to pen a coherent book by himself, he'll still have plenty of time on his hands while someone else does the authorial heavy lifting. So, how might Dubya spend that time?

Sarah Palin: Below-Average American

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

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.

The Anxiety Business

Eliot Schrefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliot Schrefer

The College Board is both in the business of test administration and test prep. If this feels inherently unfair, it should -- it's like a doctor whacking your knee with a sledgehammer and then offering to patch you up.