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First Public University Scraps SAT Requirement For New Students

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | College

July 29 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's Temple University said on Tuesday it will no longer require prospective students to submit a standardized test sc...

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.

Are We Ready for "Score Inflation?"

Stephen Secora | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Stephen Secora

By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.

Why the SAT Still Matters

Shiv Gaglani | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Shiv Gaglani

We believe that the SAT and ACT can serve as highly motivating forces for improvement and bellwethers of dedication. It is simply a matter of perspective.

The Truth Behind the Spin on the Changes to the SAT

Bev Taylor | Posted 05.27.2014 | College
Bev Taylor

Every 10 years, the College Board makes significant changes to the test that has been around since 1926, the test that has been notorious for putting stress on students for generations. Let's cover some history of the SAT. In 1959, in walks the ACT as an upstart competitor to the SAT...

Writing off the SAT

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

I don't mean to be disdainful or rancorous. But can't you empathize or at least compromise? Wouldn't it have been more prudent and less impetuous to maintain the essay requirement so that precocious, novice students stand a chance to exhibit their resiliency and aesthetic?

Saving the Appearances: Long Live the SAT

Susan D. Blum | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Susan D. Blum

The SAT would again be transformed. Back to the old 1600 score. No more obscure vocabulary. No specialized math. No penalties for wrong guesses.

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.

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 ...

The SAT: Not an Effective Measuring Stick for Urban Students

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

There is no denying that the SAT test has become a misunderstood educational instrument through the years. My message to college admissions offers that grades -- not SAT scores -- should be what matters the most for all students -- and especially urban minorities.

The Truth About Standardized Tests: How They Affect Your College Application

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.15.2014 | College
Kat Cohen

Before switching into all-out test-prep mode, families need to understand how standardized test scores factor into the college admissions process

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).

The Global Search for Education: If not the SAT, What?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What if this 21st century replacement for the SAT was able to measure high school students' critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, and written communication; in other words, all the essential skills that both educators and employers have said students need to succeed in college and the workplace?

A Modest Proposal for Dealing With Corruption in College Sports

Tung Yin | Posted 01.06.2013 | Sports
Tung Yin

The 2012 college football season is well underway, and the usual dominant teams are crushing opponents in the march to one of the two coveted spots in the BCS Championship game.

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....

Members Of Congress Speak Like High School Sophomores

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The sophistication of federal lawmakers' speech patterns is on the decline, with members of Congress now talking, on average, at the level of high sch...

Damn You, College Board!

Valerie Frankel | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Valerie Frankel

It's been widely reported that the SAT administered at my daughter's school in Brooklyn on May 5, 2012, has been invalidated by the College Board. It was the only site, worldwide, found to be in violation of the College Board's standards.

College Official Admits To Inflating SAT Scores

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- A senior administrator at California's Claremont McKenna College has confessed to submitting false SAT scores to publications such as U.S....

Why East Asian Students May Have An Advantage On The SAT

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

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SAT Cheating: To Rise Above and Move Beyond

Matthew Kandel | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Matthew Kandel

Teenagers take short cuts for the same reasons adults do: to save time and look better than they really are. But this SAT scandal strikes me more as a crime of desperation than one of opportunity.

The Road to College: Surviving the Junior Year of High School

Nya Marie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Nya Marie

Junior year is the most important year for college applications. On top of prepping for the ACT and SAT, I have to try and maintain my grades. Sometimes I wonder if it wouldn't have been easier if I had just gotten a couple of Bs.

10 Tips to Deal With Test Anxiety

Piyush Mangukiya | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
Piyush Mangukiya

Many times students know the content on the test but are nervous due to test anxiety which finally affects their score. Test anxiety happens to almost everyone at least once or twice during their school years.

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, ...

Have Researchers Found The Solution To Test Anxiety?

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

SEATTLE — A simple writing exercise can relieve students of test anxiety and may help them get better scores than their less anxious classmates,...

New York Teen Discovers The Secret To Scoring Highly On The SAT Test (WATCH)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Milo Beckman, 14, became frustrated when his SAT score rose the second time he took the test. Why? Because he didn't think he did as well compared to ...