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These Are The States Where Kids Do Best On AP Exams

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

When it comes to advanced placement exams, kids in some states fare far better than those in other states. A new map compiled by research engine Fi...

Duncan Funnels Millions To College Board

Peter Greene | Posted 08.18.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

What do low-income students get out of this? A chance to take an AP test. Not, mind you, more resources to get ready for it, nor do they get help with actually going to a college after taking the test (which may or may not give them any help once they get in).

AP American History in the Rocket's Red Glare

Patte Barth | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Patte Barth

History is the most difficult subject to write K-12 standards for, and for one simple reason: the discipline is bursting with information. There's not enough time, even over 13 years of public schooling, to teach students everything that is good to know in the subject.

David Coleman Wants to Fix Inequality

Peter Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Coleman's genius marketing idea solution to educational inequality is to take human bias out of the equation and replace it with the hidden human bias encased in testing.

College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

What Do We Know About the New SAT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

There is a perception that we don't yet know much about the redesigned SAT. This notion persists because the College Board has chosen to release information in a less than straightforward manner, burying hard fact within vague jargon about measures of "college readiness."

The New SAT: A Pedagogically Effective Test?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Dorit Sasson

Major changes will be affecting the SAT in 2016. This isn't the first time changes have affected the long withstanding SAT, a standardized exam colleges and universities have traditionally used to evaluate students' academic standing and ultimately, acceptance.

Deconstructing The New SAT

Jed Applerouth | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Jed Applerouth

If admissions officers do not see the value in a test that is better aligned with the Common Core and continue to assign equal weight to both tests, the new SAT will be in a precarious position as students migrate in droves to the ACT.

Joy Resmovits

Will The New SAT Be A) Shorter B) Harder C) Less Literary D) All Of The Above?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with col...

Defending the SAT. Really.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Past changes to SAT (originally an aptitude test) have made it a little more like the ACT (an achievement test), and these new changes are likely to make it even more so. If these changes really make them alike, fewer students will take both tests, leading to less time on testing and test prep, and more time on going to school. That's a win.

In Defense of the SAT Essay

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The ability to understand a question and come up with a reasonable argument -- often under time constraints -- is not exactly an esoteric skill.

Debbie Stier's 'The Perfect Score Project' and the New SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

At a glance, the most noteworthy aspect of Stier's journey in The Perfect Score Project is just how much preparation she undertakes. It is unclear exactly how many test prep books Stier purchased, but 15 or so is a reasonable estimate.

The New SAT Changes -- The Good, the Bad and the Inconsequential

Paul Jury | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Paul Jury

Here's the good news: Hardworking, capable students will find a way to succeed, regardless of their income, or the SAT's format. Because that's what they do. Maybe now there will be even more free resources to help them.

Watching the Pendulum Swing

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

The world of education often feels like a ride on a merry-go-round. We sit on our rearing steed and wake up one day to realize we are going around in circles.

A More Relevant SAT: Free Red Bull and Unlimited Texting

J.D. Rothman | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
J.D. Rothman

Although the College Board claims to be a nonprofit company, it still clearly worries about market share. So it comes as no surprise that the new SAT is morphing into its unsophisticated midwestern cousin, the kinder, gentler ACT.

An Insider's Guide to the New SAT

Billy Wheelan | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Billy Wheelan

Surprising no one in the test preparation industry, College Board's newly-released details on the revised SAT reveal the significant impact the Common Core Standards will have on one major college admissions test. Here's what you need to know.

What the New SAT May Look Like and Why It Could Be Mandatory

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The College Board plans bigger, farther-reaching changes for the SAT, an admirable goal for the oft-criticized test. But why rush those plans for a launch in 2015? Probably to turn the tide against the SAT's dwindling market share.

Getting to Zero

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

Our at-risk students need our support and we need them to make it as far as they can go. The country's economic competitiveness, and our promise of economic opportunity for all Americans, depends on it.

Joy Resmovits

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly before Thanksgiving, Arne Duncan made a glib remark about the Common Core that quickly blew up. Speaking before a gathering of state school...

College Board Challenges the Pell

Bob Hildreth | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

Brave as it is to suggest changes in a cow so sacred as the Pell, the College Board needs to go further. To succeed, the plan must promote a strong role for families to save, learn, and take control of their own college process.

Tuition Still Going Up, But At Lowest Rate In Decades

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.23.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There's some good news on college tuition. Yes, the cost has gone up — but not as much as in the past. For in-sta...

Disrupting College 2.0

Dr. Carol E. Quillen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Carol E. Quillen

New technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to redefine our role in addressing the range of challenges that we as human beings face. It is our obligation to take up this call for the benefit of our students and our world.

College Board leader fails SAT test

Rick Ayers | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Rick Ayers

The latest pronouncement from the College Board, that private corporation that makes millions devising standardized tests, reveals that its vice president for higher education, James Montoya would definitely fail the statistics section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

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 ...

Tuition Costs? Wait Til Students Are Hit With These Other College Bills

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.13.2013 | College

WASHINGTON — Despite all the grumbling about tuition increases and student loan costs, other college expenses also are going up. The price of h...