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Big Data’s Influence On College Admission Is Growing

By Willard Dix. A recent tweet from Big Brother, er, Netflix, gave many subscribers pause. Whatever and however we watch the service, we seldom realize that "they" are watching us as well. The tweet, sent not by an individual but by Netflix US, said, "To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" I haven't seen the movie in…
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In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

Camille G. Caldera and Sahar M. Mohammadzadeh (Harvard Crimson) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday. The filing — submitted months after a trial in the case wrapped up — marks the latest development in a lawsuit…
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College Board Announces New President

By Emily Tate (Edsurge).  Change is afoot at the College Board.  At first glance—and as of Thursday—the nonprofit is just reorganizing its leadership team: The president and chief executive, David Coleman, is now just CEO of the College Board, creating a vacancy so his chief operating officer, Jeremy Singer, can fill the position of ; But the shift at the top represents the first in a…
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Student Increases SAT Score 330 Points, College Board Invalidates Results.

By Morgan Gstalter (The Hill).   The College Board invalidated a Florida high school student’s SAT results after she retook the exam to improve her score by 330 points. Kamilah Campbell of Miami Gardens, Fla., originally got a score of 900 after her first attempt at the college entrance exam without any prep work, CNN reported Thursday. Campbell told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Friday's “New Day” that…
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ACT Acquires Knovation

By Sean Cavanagh (Edweek).   The longtime assessment organization ACT has made another business deal in its latest effort to broaden its focus from testing to becoming a provider of “learning, measurement, and navigation” services. The nonprofit announced Thursday it is acquiring Knovation, a company that works on curating content and finding standards-aligned resources for school districts, among other goals. It was the latest in a series of…
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