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SAT vs. ACT: Choose Wisely

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

It's not difficult to understand why the ACT has managed to gain popularity. Plain and simple, it's a more straightforward test than the SAT, less intimidating than its more established counterpart.

Pricey ACT, SAT Test Prep Classes May Not Be Worth It, Experts Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The anxiety of high school juniors -- and their parents -- over taking college-entrance exams is creating a market force for the test-prep industry. D...

WATCH: High School Student Asks Colleges To Ditch The SAT

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After high school junior Allie Kauffmann spent close to $800 on an SAT prep course, her score jumped 300 points. But rather than feeling pleased by th...

Preparing for the SAT

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

The SAT and ACT are no different from a yearlong course. Contrary to what you may have heard, there is nothing unfair about getting ready for them in a programmed and serious manner.

7 Ways To Improve SAT And ACT Scores

usnews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Across the country, high school juniors are getting ready to take the SAT and/or ACT. Here are seven ways for teenagers to improve their SAT and ACT s...

In Defense of the Standardized Testing Industry

Todd Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Todd Farley

There's a reason it's called the standardized testing industry, you know. So trust us, America. Just send us your money and trust us.

Universities and School Districts Need Greater Curriculum Alignment

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

There is no grand recipe for facilitating collaboration between institutions of higher education and school districts nationwide; however, there are examples of success out there.

Students Conscientiously Object To Testing

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Sylvie Baldwin is trying to apply the idea of being a "conscientious objector" to the world of admissions testing. With a growing number of college...

Kansas Seniors Achieve Perfect Scores on SAT and ACT

gnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Charlie Wolock hit two academic bull's-eyes this year, not only acing the ACT, but also achieving perfection on the SAT. Both tests aim to measure stu...

When Did Average Become Below Average?

Michael N. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael N. Smith

Wouldn't C's be great if the student was 100 times smarter at the end of school year? As opposed to receiving all A's and B's and only being 10 times smarter?

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...

11 Colleges That Do Not Require SAT Test Scores For Admission

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

More and more top universities have stopped requiring incoming students to submit SAT scores, according to Newsweek. Although the standardized test us...

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 ...

Ill. Schools: Mediocre Student Scores Are OK

Chicago Tribune | Diane Rado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Thousands of Illinois schools are like mediocre students: Most of their pupils are passing -- but not distinguishing themselves -- on state achievemen...

Minority Students Attending College In Larger Numbers: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new report from the United States Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics indicates that minority students are increasingly ...

Cablevision Offers Free SAT Prep As Incentive

New York Times | Jacques Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the latest sign of the premium that society places on an elite education, and the lengths some will go to get a leg up in securing it, Cablevision ...

Dear High School Senior Who Just Got Rejected From __________

Riley Waggaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Riley Waggaman

Dear High School Senior Who Just Got Rejected From __________, You got rejected from __________? Don't worry I know someone who goes to __________ a...

Cheating SAT-style (Part II)

Cari Shane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cari Shane

With security measures put in place by the Educational Testing Service, there's very little cheating on the SAT -- 99-percent of the students who take the test follow the rules.

Don't Seal Your Child's Fate Based on a Kindergarten Test!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Galinsky

Children's fate should NOT be sealed by a test they take for Kindergarten admission at age four. Simply put, these tests do not provide a good indication of a child's future.

Race to the Top? Part I

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

Bookended by a story about a girl who committed suicide after failing a math test, the film Race to Nowhere shows the price young people are paying for hanging on the runaway train of academic overachievement.

Masochism, or, Taking the SAT as a Grownup

Alex Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Henry

Two Saturdays ago, at the unaccustomed hour of 7:45 a.m., I found myself near the end of a long line of seventeen-year olds--and one alarmingly bearde...

In Hiring, Don't Let Perfect Drive Out Good (and Innovative)

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

As the jobless recovery recedes, and more and more jobs need to be filled, what is your organization's risk tolerance?

The High Cost of a Brand Name College

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Since 1983, U.S. News & World Report has changed the way parents and students choose institutions of higher education, so that a college degree is only as good as its brand name.

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 ...

Stanley H. Kaplan, Founder Of Kaplan Test Prep Centers, Dead At 90

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The founder of the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Centers Ltd., the nation's first test preparation company, has died. He was 90. Sta...