History of Test Prep: New SAT, old problems

(The Brown Daily Herald) By Ameer Malik —   I apologize in advance for bringing up the SAT. For quite a few students, including myself, that acronym unearths memories of thick books and No. 2 pencils that are better left buried. But just because many of us here at Brown have already taken the test […]

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History of Test Prep: The effects of the new SAT

(Cornell College News) By Staff Writers — The new SAT has two sections: mathematics and English, each scored from 200-800, for a total out of 1600. The most recent “old SAT” gave a total out of 2400. While the average for the SAT of 2006-15 was 1500, the average on the newest rendition is showing 1090, […]

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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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