On That SAT Adversity Index

In an editorial published this week in The Seattle Times, The Seattle Times editorial board came out in support of the SAT Adversity Index. The board argued that opposition to this index was predictable and then included paragraph after paragraph with evidence-based support of why the Academic Index is called … 

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FairTest Calls Out College Board

The missive of the the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is “to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.” It is a lofty missive indeed, one we wholeheartedly support. … 

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The Ridiculous SAT Adversity Score

As we’ve previously reported, The College Board, the maker of the SAT, unveiled a new “Adversity Score” that will essentially contextualize a student’s SAT score based on the socioeconomic adversity the organization feels the student has faced growing up. While College Board makes it seem like they’re doing students a … 

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College Board Must Do More for Students with Disabilities

College Board recently announced that they’re rolling out their gimmick SAT “Adversity Score” to 150 more universities. Put simply, the score is intended to contextualize a student’s SAT score based on their perceived socioeconomic circumstances (which, of course, is ridiculous for so many reasons!). But today’s post isn’t about the … 

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March SAT Canceled in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco

The March administration of the SAT in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco has been canceled. And why? For security purposes. Apparently, ETS, the administrator of College Board’s SAT, received a tip that an advance copy of the exam was available for purchase in the Middle East. It wouldn’t make sense … 

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College Board Finds Way to Likely Increase Revenue

Yesterday, we wrote about how College Board, the maker of the AP exams, announced plans to move up the registration deadline for AP exams beginning next year. As reported Jim Jump for “Inside Higher Ed” in a piece entitled “Ethical College Admissions: AP Registration,” “Whereas registration for the May AP … 

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The SAT or ACT in Admissions

As more and more colleges drop the SAT or ACT as a requirement for admission — with the University of Chicago’s decision to drop the requirement being the most high profile of the bunch — a university president has spoken out on why his school won’t be dropping the requirement … 

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College Board Should Make Right

It should come as little surprise to our readers that we take no issue with College Board’s fees. College Board is an American business. The company can charge whatever they’d like in our free market economy. We do, however, take issue with charging students for exams that they don’t need … 

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