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International Students: Top 10 Tips for U.S. College Applications

Josh Stephens | Posted 04.18.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

The reward comes long after you've done the work. Don't wait until the night before -- or the month before -- to create a game plan.

The American Curiosity Crisis

Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2014 | Education
Gary R. Gruber, Ph.D.

Everybody is scrambling for the quick answer, or wanting to know how to beat a test, which incidentally doesn't work.

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.

6 Ways To Decrease SAT Test Stress

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.

Innate Intelligence: The 800-Pound Non-Sequitur

Michael Rugnetta | Posted 03.17.2014 | Education
Michael Rugnetta

The new SAT is going to be more transparent about what it tests and how you can practice for it. This is a good thing.

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.

SAT Changes, and Advice for Ninth Graders

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.14.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

There's been a good deal of news about the changes to the SAT--so much news that it seems to be causing confusion among students and their parents. ...

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.

New Changes to the SAT Reflect a Changing Admissions Process

James Werner | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
James Werner

The new adjustments to the SAT are part of a systematic change in the admissions process. While scores may remain an important component of the decision process for the immediate future, the measure of an individual's preparation and potential has begun to shift.

Unspoken Lessons From Our Greatest Teachers, Our Students

Catherine Okafor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Okafor

While some look at their students as "lazy," "ungrateful" kids, I see something much better. Our students are the ones that can teach us things that we would never expect.

The Waiting Game

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Each year, high school seniors spend the month of March in a nail-biting, gut-churning, adrenaline-fueled state of anticipation. Here are some things to keep in mind if you receive a denial letter from your first pick college.

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.

The New SAT: What Are We Really Testing? (Not What You Think)

Jennifer Dziura | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Jennifer Dziura

I enjoy beating tests, but I also think the United States would be better off with a completely different set of college admissions requirements that don't unduly privilege personalities like mine. (After all, no one is more annoying than adults who brag about their SAT scores.)

Will The SAT Have To Change Again?

RealClearEducation | Posted 03.07.2014 | College

The College Board made waves Wednesday when it announced the most substantial SAT revisions since 2005. The overhaul marks the organization’s respon...

What You Should Know about the SAT, But Were Afraid to Ask

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

The SAT became the standard since 1926. Yerkes' brainchild became Frankenstein.

Grading the New SAT: A Timely Course Correction

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
Preetam Kaushik

The urge to act on the SAT though has come after being outscored in popularity by a rival test, the 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.

Jason Linkins

Georgia's Common Core Paranoia May Be Coming For The SAT

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

If you've spent any time at all reading up on recent trends in education policy, you probably know: Common Core State Standards Initiative -- the most...

Common Core Standards and PSATs and SATs -- Oh, My!

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Laura Rossi Totten

When I heard that a blogger wrote the new book The Perfect Score Project, I thought that maybe -- just maybe -- Debbie Stier can save one child from the miserable test taking experiences I endured during my childhood education.

Joy Resmovits

Here's The New SAT Test Essay Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2014 | Parents

AUSTIN, Texas -- The venerable SAT college admissions test will look very different in spring 2016. And, according to the new test's architect, there ...

Time to Dethrone the Standardized Test

Kyle Redford | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

Last week a study that raises questions about the value of standardized test scores as a predictor of college success was released. My hope is that the findings will launch a long-overdue cultural conversation about the "gatekeeper" role these tests play in the college admissions process.

Receiving Testing Accommodations for Learning Disabilities

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Joie Jager-Hyman

If you have a learning disability, and you believe that receiving accommodations will help you to achieve a higher score, proactivity is key.

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.

What the First Round of College Admissions Decisions Told Us

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's always good to dream, but as the saying goes, the wise dreamer has one foot on the clouds, and one foot on the ground -- and for some, enough Number Two pencils for another shot at the SAT or ACT.