Standardized Test Cheating in Thailand

Look out Long Island’s Great Neck North High School. Yours is not the only epicenter of cheating on standardized testing. Students in Thailand were recently caught cheating on admissions exams for medical and dental schools and they didn’t exactly use crib sheets. Rather, they used James Bond-style glasses that took snapshots

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College Board and New SAT

College Board has implemented new measures so that SAT tutors won’t be able to take the new SAT tomorrow. College Board has long struggled with security issues, particularly in Asia (although there have been security issues  here in the United States too — remember what happened in Great Neck, New York?). We

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First Administration of New SAT

Ivy Coach was featured today on the pages of the University of Pennsylvania’s newspaper, “The Daily Pennsylvanian.” The piece, written by Sophia Leporte is entitled “First high schoolers will take new SAT on Saturday” and, naturally, it discusses the SAT that will be unveiled this coming Saturday. It’s the first

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The Reading Heavy New SAT

A piece in “The New York Times” by Anemona Hartocollis entitled “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried” highlights the changes that The College Board has made to the SAT, changes that — arguably — mark the largest overhaul of the exam in its history (some will surely beg to differ). As

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Change in Admissions Policy at UPenn

We have a change to an admissions policy to report at the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning this fall, UPenn will no longer require applicants to submit two SAT Subject Test scores. Rather, they will only recommend that applicants submit two SAT Subject Test scores (UPenn recommends applicants submit two Subject Test scores

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SAT or ACT Optional Schools

Since we just posted the news of George Washington University joining the ranks of the colleges that have gone test-optional (which means that they’re schools that don’t require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores), we figured we’d update the list of colleges that are test-optional. To be clear, there

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