History of Test Prep: SAT Results 2016 — It’s Complicated

(Edweek) By Catherine Gewertz — So you’d like to find out how well the class of 2016 scored on the SAT, you say? Well, have fun with that. Normally at this time of year, we report the scores and trends for the college-admissions exam. But this is a weird year, a year so full of […]

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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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The Undervaluing of Guidance Counselors

(The Atlantic) By James Murphy — Teenagers make bad choices. Honestly, who doesn’t? For adolescents, however, who are armed with new responsibilities, opportunities, and bodies they are almost inevitably unprepared to deal with, the wrong decision can have serious, life-altering effects. For low-income adolescents who lack the safety net that comes with privilege, the wrong […]

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Update: College Board SAT Practice Test #5 Release

(The College Board)  By Aaron Lemon-Strauss, Executive Director, The College Board– I mentioned earlier that we’d be releasing the May SAT as a fifth practice test at the time of May scores release, and that we’d continue to produce additional practice tests based on released forms going forward. There is a slight hitch in the […]

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