ACT and College Board offer conflicting views on how to compare SAT and ACT scores

(Inside Higher Ed) By Scott Jaschik– For years, as applicants weighed whether their scores on the ACT or SAT were better (and which would make them more attractive to colleges), they used a “concordance table” that ACT and the College Board produced to show how to make such comparisons. So naturally many have been waiting […]

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The Coalition application’s potential for admissions and its limits

(Education Dive) By Tara Garcia Mathewson– Two Massachusetts colleges will accept the new Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success’ application next year, but each decided to try the new approach for different reasons. Northeastern University is practically a small city of its own inside Boston, welcoming nearly 20,000 students from all over the world. Just a few […]

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Survey Results: What Teachers Think of Test Prep

(The74)  By Jon Alfuth– A few weeks before the beginning of each teaching year, I would sit down to create my lesson calendar. When I taught a tested subject, I first had to account for the time dedicated to test preparation. I’d learned quickly during my first year of teaching that I needed to account […]

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