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CBT: ACTs Administered Outside the US Are Now Computer-Based Only (With Some Exceptions)

Beginning in September of 2018, the ACT will no longer be administered on paper in countries other than United States, presumably in response to recent concerns regarding test security abroad. Exceptions will be made for [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

June SAT scores and ongoing concerns

Regarding the ongoing controversy about scores on the June SAT (about which browse the responses on Twitter to the College Board’s official response, or lack thereof), it may be helpful, though hardly consolation, to understand [...]

By |July 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

June 2018 SAT math score controversy unfolding

Three years ago about this time of year, headlines read “Scores from botched June SAT testing released as controversy escalates” (Valerie Strauss, WaPost). Back then, the College Board sent out and administered misprinted test booklets, [...]

Breathing thin air

I was on the phone with the parent of one of my students, and as we discussed what it takes to gain admission to the most selective colleges in the land. When he said, "it's [...]

New Concordance Charts from the College Board and ACT

On June 14th, 2018, the College Board and ACT released a new concordance table endorsed by both organizations. Please see this website for the official charts: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/educators/higher-ed/scoring/concordance. You will notice that there are now ranges for [...]

Guess who just dropped the ACT/SAT essay requirement?

Last week, the big news in higher ed was Yale dropping a standardized writing test as an admissions requirement. (See this Washington Post article for more information). Yale follows Harvard, Dartmouth, and other selective schools [...]