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Teachable Moments: Kwasi Enin's College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.04.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.

The Morning After: Ivy League Hangovers, College App Essays and SATs

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

As someone who works with many dozens of hopeful high school seniors every year, yesterday, waiting for the Ivies to make their announcements, was a stressful day.

Why the SAT Still Matters

Shiv Gaglani | Posted 03.27.2014 | 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.

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.

Helping Your Teen Cope With the Dreaded SATs

Kristen Houghton | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Kristen Houghton

Helping your teen feel self assured and comfortable for this important part of their high school years is something every parent can do.

Hey, High School Senior: Dartmouth Wants YOU!

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Linda Flanagan

Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?

Straight Talk Hints About the College Application Process

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Leslie K. Stein

It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.

'I Never Thought I'd Be Unhappy With A Perfect Score'

Dani Blum | Posted 08.29.2013 | Teen
Dani Blum

So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.

Making Sense of the College Decision Roller Coaster from an Almost Empty-Nester

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

That time in parent's lives when we get to be even more in debt, and our kids will graduate with thousands of dollars in college loans before moving back in with us in our trailer. Oh what joy!

5 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
Hilary Sheinbaum

The consensus that high school is always full of fun, friends and forever-in-our-hearts memories exists for a select few. For the rest of us, there are ups and there are downs, mistakes and mishaps. Here are five things I wish I knew before I left the world of cafeterias and pep rallies.

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.

Joy Resmovits

SAT Creators Make Civil Rights Hire

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The College Board, the organization best known for bringing you the SATs and Advanced Placement exams, is trying to branch out -- into civil rights wo...

800 Schools Don't Care About Your SATs

Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

A growing number of colleges are stepping away from the standardized exams traditionally required of admissions applicants. More than 800 colleges and...

Bronx High School Students Go Entire Semester Without Math, English

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

In a move that truly places top-performing students above all others, the Bronx High School for Medical Science is facing backlash for denying some st...

Tardy Tests Are Symbolic of Life for Palestinians Under Israeli Occupation

Michael Madormo | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Michael Madormo

My students and I couldn't help but ask the obvious question: If Palestinians controlled their own borders, could these students have taken the SAT exam on October 6th along with American college hopefuls around the globe?

Palestinians Allegedly Denied SAT Tests, Unable To Attend American Colleges

The Harvard Crimson | Lena K. Awwad and SHATHA I. HUSSEIN | Posted 12.17.2012 | College

As countless students around the world took the SAT a week ago, Palestinians from the West Bank could not join their ranks. The October SAT exam was c...

10 Secrets for Top College Admissions

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Dr. Michele Hernandez

High test scores can boost the chances that your application will be read, but to rise above the rest, here are some college admissions secrets.

You Are Not a Test Score: Advice for the College Applicant

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Judy Bolton-Fasman

With much anticipation and a shot of dread, it's time for some families of high school juniors and seniors to enter the college sweepstakes.

In Time Of Low Literacy, Writing Scores, Revived Support For Grammar Instruction

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. With American schools focused on raising reading and math scores to mee...

SAT Scores Edge Down, ACT Now More Popular Exam

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

-- Average national scores on two of the three sections of the SAT college entrance exam edged down for the high school class of 2012, which was the ...

8 College Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, as millions of students begin college or their college search, their parents will go along for the ride literally, figuratively and financially.

The 10 Smartest People In The World

SuperScholar.org | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The de...

In Defense of Algebra and Other Difficult Subjects

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.07.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Isn't the point of being a student to challenge oneself?

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....

Calculator Shopping, the Night Before the SAT

J.D. Rothman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Parents
J.D. Rothman

What time does Staples close, in case your child can't locate his TI-183 calculator the night before the SAT exam? What is the ACT?