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Anti-Test Movement Slows to a Crawl

By Alyson Klein (Edweek). Just a few short years ago, there were real questions about whether Congress would ditch annual, standardized assessments as part of a makeover of the nation’s main K-12 education law. At the same time, parents were increasingly choosing to opt their children out of standardized tests. But the Every Student Succeeds Act ultimately kept the tests in place. And since then,…
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Rejecting AP Courses

By Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed.). Eight elite private high schools in the Washington area this morning announced that they are dropping out of the Advanced Placement program. In a joint statement, they said that they were responding to "the diminished utility of AP courses and the desirability of developing our own advanced courses that more effectively address our students’ needs and interests. Collectively, we…
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Now that University of Chicago dropped testing requirement, will elite colleges follow?

By Jeffrey J. Selingo | SFGate. Talk to any high school counselor advising students applying to a top college these days and they will probably tell you the same thing: It's like playing the lottery. In the admissions cycle that ended last month, a record number of applications and historically low acceptance rates at many selective schools have shifted the conversation about what it takes…
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ACT, College Board Release New Concordance Tables Allowing Users to Compare Scores on SAT and ACT Tests

New York, NY & Iowa City, IA—ACT and the College Board today are releasing new concordance tables that allow users to compare scores from the new SAT test (redesigned in 2016) and the ACT test. The 2018 ACT/SAT concordance tables, derived from a joint comprehensive research study conducted by the two organizations over the past nine months, are based on scores of nearly 600,000 graduating…
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Yale drops SAT, ACT essay requirements

By Anastasiia Psnova | Yale Daily News. Yale will no longer require applicants to submit essay scores from standardized tests, starting with high schoolers applying for admission to the class of 2023. The University announced the new policy on Friday in an email to high school counselors. In the letter, Quinlan emphasized that students who do not take the essay portion of the SAT or…
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