History of Test Prep: ACT Scores Down for 2016 U.S. Grad Class Due to Increased Percentage of Students Tested

(ACT)–Achievement levels on the ACT® test went down this year compared to last year among U.S. high school graduates, but the decline was driven by a significant increase in the number and percentage of students who took the exam. Those findings are reported in The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2016, ACT’s annual score report, […]

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History of Test Prep: College Board chief promises changes to SAT test amid controversies

(Reuters) By Renee Dudley and Steve Stecklow– The maker of the SAT, America’s oldest college-entrance exam, promised to streamline its new math questions and scale back the reuse of tests, a longtime practice that has made the exam vulnerable to cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said the New York not-for-profit organization wants […]

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Pressure to Build the Class: Past Survey of College Admissions Directors

(Inside Higher Ed) By Scott Jaschik — The pressure on college admissions offices to produce a new class is getting more intense, according to the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Admissions Directors. And the percentage of colleges that met their goals by May 1, the traditional date by which colleges aim to have created their […]

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Sooo…you want to be a tutor?

If you are a casual follower of these posts you probably know that I’ve done a fair amount of talent acquisition.   At Kaplan most of that experience involved finding talented administrators, engaging marketing reps, and enthusiastic teaching prospects. What I learned through trial and error was that there is no substitute for integrity, humility, and […]

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