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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 03.20.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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 03.17.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.11.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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...

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.

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.

A Call for College Access Freedom Fighters

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 07.23.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

If you've been looking for evidence to support a request to provide more college programming in your local schools, look no more. A new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling offers these nuggets on college counseling in general.

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?

How Do You Transition a Career to Social Impact?

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Plenty of people talk about wanting to transition into a career that packs more social impact. But, how, exactly do you go about making such a switch?

Credit for MOOCs

Jonathan Haber | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

One of the hot topics regarding MOOCs and other forms of online learning (massive or small, free or otherwise) is whether or not taking such courses should count for actual high school or college credit.

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.

The College Board Fails the Test

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | College
Steve Nelson

If the College Board ever intended to create equity in college admission, its effect has been the opposite. It advantages the already advantaged. The disproportionate weight given to SAT scores in admission further magnifies the many advantages already enjoyed by privileged kids.