Juniors and college search

(TAPinto)  Kate Balboni — This one goes out to all the juniors out there. I can feel you squirming in your seats, “Who me?” Yes, you!  The time has come to turn that college dial up a notch.  “But I still have so much time left!”  But you really don’t.  Ideally in a year from […]

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Test Optional—Or Maybe Not

(IECA)  By Elizabeth Stone, PhD (IECA) (CA) — The role of standardized testing in college admissions is one that has been contested and questioned throughout its history. Although the SAT and the ACT serve, to an extent, the purpose of “objectively” comparing students across the globe, the equity of the tests is quite limited. They […]

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College Admissions Narrative: Early decision students to comprise 47 percent of class

(The Dartmouth) By Joyce Lee — The 555 students accepted early decision for the Dartmouth Class of 2021 are expected to form around 47 percent of the incoming class, the highest level of the past 17 years of classes. Aside from an increase in the number of applicants, Dartmouth’s early decision acceptance rate also increased […]

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Growth mindset: practical tips you may not have tried yet

(The Guardian) By Bradley Busch — Schools and teachers across the world have embraced Carol Dweck’s theory of growth mindset in the hope of helping students to fulfil their potential. Popular strategies include tweaking the way teachers give feedback, encouraging self-reflection through questioning and, crucially, praising processes instead of natural ability. But many educators feel they could be doing more. A […]

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