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Shibboleths of social class: On the obscurity of SAT vocabulary

College Board, the company that designs and administers the Scholastic Achievement Test (“the SAT”, the most popular standardized test used in admissions to colleges and universities in the United States), recently announced that… 2,085 more words

Language And Education

Juniors Take SAT by Wendy Rodriguez c/o 15

MILBY_When you think about an assessment testing your common knowledge and skills you’d think it would be very easy. Not if the simplest of questions was written in a maze-like way. 312 more words

Milby Spirit

The Top Five Stories You Should Read Today (April 18, 2014)

Today in college admissions marks the transition from college decisions to college preparation

  • When you travel so far to visit the college of choice, make sure you get the most out of the campus visit. 
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Test Registration Reminder

Today is the last day to register, with a late fee, for the May 8th SAT and SAT Subject Tests.

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Accesul la Adevăr

«În vremea aceea, Isus a luat cuvântul şi a zis: “Te laud, Tată, Doamne al cerului şi al pământului, pentru că ai ascuns aceste lucruri de cei înţelepţi şi pricepuţi, şi le-ai descoperit pruncilor. 908 more words

Christian Perspective

What is the SAT Measuring Anyway?!

How can we possibly get an accurate measure of a student’s ability based on a standardized test when each student is completely different? Teenagers are far from standard! 498 more words

Close Enough to Perfect? The Perfect Score Project

The cover is fascinating:  a yellow number 2 pencil — the kind used for taking standardized tests — knotted into a coil.  It replicates the stress everyone has felt when taking a challenging test — probably a test with the power to significantly alter the course of a life.  681 more words

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