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There Are No "Top Tier" Colleges, Schools (or Kids!)

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

You high school seniors, applying to or waiting to hear from colleges, ignore all the nonsense about top tier schools. And especially ignore the ridiculous notion that your SAT score or grade point average defines who you are.

It's Time to STEM the Loss of Science and Engineering Students

James M. Gentile | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

Generating home-grown engineers and scientists is crucial to ensuring our nation's leadership in the technological innovations that have fueled our economy for decades.

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 ...

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...

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?

Health Teachers' Hopes Flaccid Over Extinct Fruit

Doree Lewak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Doree Lewak

Slippery problems plague sex ed classes across the country, screwing high school health teachers yet again -- and not in a way they'd hoped for. The f...

The Ivy League Admissions Process: Less About Chance and More About Overall Personal Equation

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

Kylie Thompson is University Chic blogger and underclassman at Harvard. The following is a student's perspective on navigating the admissions process ...

Scores On SAT College Entrance Test Hold Steady

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Average scores on the SAT college entrance exam held steady this year as a record number of students and more minorities than ever took the test, acco...

How To Predict Your Child's SAT Scores (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.

The College Insider: Admissions Freak-Out Countdown#1: The College Counselor Appointment

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

I've been right where you're standing, waiting outside the college counselor's office for that first appointment of your child's senior year, trying and failing to balance absolute pride and abject panic. Let me clarify one thing before you get started: From here on in, nothing is as it seems.

SAT Scores Sacked for 4th Year in a Row

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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It's a sad state for standardized tests. City and state SAT scores have plummeted for the fourth year in a row, according to new data. ...

SAT Scores Dip For High School Class Of 2009

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Through the early 1990s and early 2000s, average scores on the SAT college entrance exam moved steadily upward. Now, for the last five years, they've ...

SAT scores are down but AP's are up, in the city and state

Gotham Schools | GothamSchools | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

New York City students followed statewide patterns on the SAT and AP college prep exams, according to College Board data released today. We had...

N.J. students' SAT scores inch up, still behind national average

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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New Jersey students' average SAT scores inched upward one point this year, according to data released today by the College Board -- a more enco...

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...

What Is A Good SAT Score?

Princeton Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

So, you just received your SAT or ACT scores and you're not sure whether you should crack open that '72 sparkling cider or immediately register for th...

March Madness: Smart Money Says Cornell

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dennis Danziger

This year I've adopted a new system. I'm betting on the colleges with the highest SAT scores and the strictest admission's policies.

The Stimulus Package and SAT Scores

Anita Weinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anita Weinberg

Aside from the obvious health benefits, lead removal from homes would accomplish the what the stimulus seeks -- creating jobs and reversing the economic impacts for low-income families.

A Great SAT Gift for Teens

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esther Wojcicki

If you are a budget conscious parent of a student who is feeling the college preparatory pressure, here is an idea for an affordable holiday gift.

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.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

When it comes to leadership, this week proved we are living in a moment of mediocrities -- a long moment. Sarah Palin, wearing her ignorance like a beauty pageant tiara, was "annoyed" that she was asked actual questions by Katie Couric. George Bush looked the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression square in the eye...and threw up his hands. Congress stepped into the leadership void and promptly created another one. And the less said about Alberto Gonzales' week, the better. Desperate times cry out for exceptional leaders. It's not a matter of stratospheric SAT scores or Mensa-level IQs. What we need is the one thing in short supply: wisdom. It's in our DNA to fear the evil genius. But we still have to be trained to recognize the dangers of the clueless mediocrity. For those of you in the Pennsylvania area, on Monday I'll be debating Mike Huckabee in Hershey. For more information, click here.

SAT scores stay at lowest level in nearly a decade

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For a second straight year, SAT scores for the most recent high school graduating class remained at the lowest level in nearly a...

Illinois SAT Scores Drop

Chicago Tribune | Tara Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's high school class of 2008 posted slightly lower average scores on the SAT exam this year, slipping in all three tested subjects, but Illin...

Wake Forest Makes the SAT Optional: Good Move, Wake

Gerald Bracey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerald Bracey

Wake Forest University and Smith College will make the SAT optional for those applying for admission. Move called "cynical;" it's not.