Uproar Over June SAT Scores

Many students and parents have expressed outrage over the scoring of the June SAT exam. You see, students who answered fewer incorrect questions on the June exam as compared to the May exam were surprised — and rather disappointed — to learn that their June scores were lower than their … 

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The SAT and ACT Essays Are Not Afterthoughts

“The Washington Post” is the elite of the elite when it comes to print journalism. “The Washington Post” broke Watergate thanks to the efforts of its intrepid reporters, Woodward and Bernstein. “The Washington Post” boldly published the classified “Pentagon Papers” at great risk to the paper, exposing the Unites States’ … 

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Test Scores Matter Even at Test-Optional Schools

The test scores of applicants to test-optional colleges don’t matter, right? Wrong. Of course test scores matter to test-optional schools. Sure, the University of Chicago may have recently gone test-optional but you don’t think it’ll help a student’s case for admission to submit a perfect or near-perfect SAT or ACT … 

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Princeton and Stanford Drop SAT and ACT Essay

Princeton University and Stanford University both announced that they will be dropping the SAT and ACT essay requirement for admission. Yale made a similar move about a month ago. Stanford’s new policy will take effect for students who apply to the university beginning in the fall of 2019. Princeton’s new … 

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A Salute to a Teacher Challenging College Board

For the last 16 years, the College Board’s AP World History curriculum has covered over 10,000 years of our shared human history. Bur recently, the College Board announced that much of this human history would no longer be part of the curriculum, that the curriculum would be changed to begin … 

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An SAT Test-Taking Imposter

An SAT test-taking imposter’s out there? Say it ain’t so. There’s a juicy college admissions story brewing in┬áRancho Penasquitos, California. Apparently, a Chinese national who speaks little English and is rarely seen outside of the home at which he works (maybe he orders a lot of Seamless?) has been hiring … 

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Yale Drops Essay Requirement for SAT and ACT

Yale University has joined a growing list of universities across America that no longer requires the essay portion of the SAT or ACT. Yale joins such elite institutions as Harvard University and Dartmouth College. In a statement regarding no longer requiring the essay portion of the SAT or ACT of … 

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Pressure Mounts for Embattled College Board Leader

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about the tone deaf response of College Board president and CEO David Coleman to the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In short, Mr. Coleman saw any mentions by Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez of the AP curriculum in her viral … 

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SAT Subject Tests at Tufts University

Count Tufts University among the list of schools that will no longer require SAT Subject Tests of applicants. Beginning with the Tufts University Class of 2023, Tufts won’t require SAT Subject Tests, the SAT essay, or the writing portion of the ACT. Tufts previously was a member of a small … 

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College Board and ACT Compete for Illinois

It’s not a presidential election cycle but there is a competition brewing in Illinois — for a major college admissions-related testing contract. The Illinois State Board of Education will be expanding free testing, offering college admissions-related testing not only to 11th graders statewide but now also to 9th and 10th … 

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