It’s not surprising that the impending changes to the SAT have elicited such strong reactions. In addition to evoking nostalgia from those who were subjected to the test, the changes draw our attention to the college admissions process and related trends that warrant attention. 468 more words
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The SAT, often seen as the end all and be all of standardized college entrance exams, is shaking things up. This week, College Board (the company behind the SAT) … 1,070 more words
Todd Balf at the New York Times released an extended exposé today on the recent overhaul of the SAT by College Board President David Coleman. While posing behind some shallowly critical questions, the article ultimately glorifies Coleman’s supposedly “radical” perspective on testing and learning assessment. 563 more words
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A new survey of the nation’s college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to enroll. 510 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as “prevaricator” and “sagacious” in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job. 913 more words