Archive: The New SAT One Year Later

(Education World) By Navinda Persaud. Saturday, March 11 will mark the one year anniversary of the redesigned SAT. So, how has the test fared one year later? Are the results what we all expected or is there still work to be done? “Students prefer the new SAT by a 7 to 1 margin, saying it’s “easier,” “more straightforward,” and “way […]

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Archive: Turf battle developing over who can test California’s 11th-graders

(Edsource) By John Fensterwald. California is quickly becoming a national battleground over the franchise for testing high school juniors. The College Board, producer of the SAT college admissions test, wants in, while state officials, defenders of the state’s current test provider, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, have a new strategy to keep the SAT and […]

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Early Decisions Up at Dartmouth

(The Dartmouth)  By Joyce Lee.   The College received a total of 20,021 applications for the Class of 2021, a 3.2 percent decrease from the 20,675 applications received for the class of 2020. In comparison, early-decisions applications saw a 3.7 percent increase over last year, comprising a record-large early-decision pool of 1,999, of which 555 […]

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College Advice: How I Read An Application

(Forbes) By Chris Teare.   At this time of year, college admissions officers like me are bleary-eyed from weeks of reading applications. Many of us are now in committee sessions, determining which applicants will receive offers of admission.  At the very few super-selective, single-digit-percentage-acceptance places, the process is Darwinian. Admissions officers at the vast majority […]

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Smarter Balanced Looks to Partner With SAT or ACT on Hybrid Test

(Edweek) By Liana Loewus.    With states increasingly having walked away from the common-core-aligned tests developed by two federally funded consortia—especially at the high school level—one of those assessment groups is looking to hit the refresh button with a new type of test: one that is useful for both federal accountability and college admissions. The Smarter Balanced […]

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