iOS app Android app

Sats

Your Ultimate Guide To SAT Subject Tests

| Posted 11.17.2014 | Teen

By Malone Ryan As an upperclassman in high school (soon to be collegiette!), you are likely berated with the same question from your teachers, pare...

13 Important Things To Remember Before You Freak Out About The SAT

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.07.2014 | Teen

News flash: the SAT is not fun -- but you already knew that. Taking the test can be really stressful and it can feel like the be-all and end-all o...

Unpopular Opinion: Why I Think The SAT Is A Good Thing

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 11.03.2014 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

Your grades and who you are as a person makes all the difference; so there's no need to focus and panic about the test portion, just take it as it comes and do your best. I wish all of you who, like myself, are taking tests this year the best of luck.

U.S. Education and the S.A.T. vs. Liberty and Equality

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Since education equals opportunity, our educational system plays a strong role in this tremendous wealth imbalance -- despite efforts to the contrary -- because it unfortunately favors wealth.

Don't Bother With Yale: Even the Most Excellent Sheep are Still Part of a Herd

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Kids lose their childhoods to appease the college admissions Gods (and their parents), endure record rates of depression and anxiety, and arrive on campus stripped of curiosity or self-knowledge. They excel at following orders, hence they are "excellent sheep."

College Board President: 'We Are Building an Iron Wall of Inequality'

Keosha Varela | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Keosha Varela

He discussed testing students as a measure of college preparedness, the issues of inequality and discrimination in the classroom, and the state of the US public education system.

The Two Words That Make Every Student Cringe

Claire Klodell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Teen
Claire Klodell

Standardized testing. Two words. Five syllables. Every single teenager is aware of its infamous reputation. Whether it be the SAT, ACT, OAA (in Ohio) or another assortment of random capitalized letters, these tests are dreadful.

Can We Just Get Rid Of The SAT, Already?

Kaitlyn Kaminski | Posted 07.01.2014 | Teen
Kaitlyn Kaminski

I will be taking the SATs in June and have prepared for months taking numerous practice tests, which still will not guarantee how well I will do. It seems like the questions on both the SAT and ACT get more and more outrageous every year.

Teachable Moments: Kwasi Enin's College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.04.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 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.

6 Ways To Decrease SAT Test Stress

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | 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.