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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Columbia University to Accept Self-Reported Scores

Columbia University and Colgate University have added their names to a growing list of colleges that accept self-reported test scores. Other highly selective schools on this list include Washington University in St. Louis, Stanford University, Williams College, Colby College, University of Chicago, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Colorado College. In a … 

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Colleges That Accept Self-Reported Test Scores

Wondering which colleges accept self-reported test scores? Washington University in St. Louis has joined a growing list of schools across the United States that allow students to self-report their testing results, including for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests. Wash U announced the move just last week. The school … 

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International Students Frustrated with ACT and College Board

When folks are asked their favorite companies in the world, companies like Apple and Netflix may come to mind. And what are a couple of companies that are unlikely to come to mind? ACT and College Board. Come on, even College Board and ACT executives would have difficulty arguing that … 

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An Overview of AP Exams

Has the Advanced Placement curriculum historically favored the affluent? Yes. The AP curriculum consists of a total of 39 courses, although high schools tend to offer only some of these courses. For many years, the AP curriculum was the curriculum of choice at high schools in predominantly affluent neighborhoods. But, … 

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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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