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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 [...]

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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 [...]

ACT Changes and Reminders

  Well, it looks like someone at the ACT company read my blog about single day Extended Time (see https://ivyed.net/anxiety-adhd-and-the-act/). Effective with the September 2018 ACT administration, “Examinees approved for National Extended Time or for [...]