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March 04, 2011

Mentors Guide High School Students Through College Process

Educators and policymakers are anxious for answers to "what works" when it comes to getting more students into college. One low-cost intervention that seems to pay off: Pairing high school students with college mentors to help them through the application process. Researchers who did randomized ex...

January 25, 2011

Delaware Gives All Juniors SAT During School Day

You don't have to shell out $47 or kill a Saturday to take the SAT if you are a high school junior living in Delaware. On April 13, the SAT will be administered statewide to all juniors in Delaware public schools during the regular school day, the Delaware Department of Education announced today. M...

September 13, 2010

Rigorous Classes Help on SAT, But Writing Needs Work

The tougher the classes you take in high school, the better you are likely to do on the SAT. Findings released today by the College Board showed that students in the class of 2010 who took a core curriculum—defined as four or more years of English, three or more years of math, three or more y...

June 21, 2010

College Board Offers Detailed Response to Racial-Bias Claims

The College Board offers a detailed response today accessible from its home page to the racial-bias research presented in the recent Harvard Educational Review, which I blogged about earlier today (see post).

June 21, 2010

New Study Looks at Racial Bias in SAT

The controversy over the SAT possibly having a racial bias against African-American students has been reignited in the wake of a new study published in the Harvard Educational Review. The article by Maria Veronica Santelices and Mark Wilson in the Spring 2010 issue confirms research in 2003 by Roy ...

May 26, 2010

Some Colleges Pass on SAT/ACT

So, maybe there's no need for high school students to get stressed out about their SAT and ACT tests after all. According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, more colleges and universities are steering away from requiring applicants to submit SAT/ACT scores. Nearly 40 percent of all a...

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