The Good (and not so good) News About the PSAT

By James Murphy. When David Coleman announced the redesign of the SAT in 2014, his watchword was “opportunity.” He declared, “What this country needs is not more tests, but more opportunities,” and he acknowledged that the SAT had not succeeded in carrying out its mission to “propel students into the opportunities they have earned.” His […]

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PSAT MEMES ARE CAUSING A COLLEGE BOARD CRACKDOWN (AND TEEN REVOLUTION)

By Julia Glum (Newsweek). If you’re older than 17, then scrolling through Twitter this week is like reading a different language. There are jokes about toothbrushed tomatoes and about bits and bobs. There are GIFs galore featuring seagrass and pingpong balls. And, for some reason, everyone keeps insulting shrimp ex-husbands. PSAT memes are back. Students […]

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Alabama board votes to end contract with ACT Aspire

(AL.com)   Teachers in Alabama’s schools will implement new testing next year for students in public schools. After only four years of testing students, but following months of discussion of concerns with the ACT Aspire, the Alabama state board of education voted unanimously on Wednesday to ditch the test. State superintendent Michael Sentance told the […]

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