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The Unfit Candidates: SAT and ACT, A String of Fallacious Information

     Thump, thump, thump. My heartbeat resonated throughout the room. It made my chest feel like a 1,000 pounds. Feelings of perturbation, doubt, and torment snuck their way into my head, a likely scenario for anyone on an SAT or ACT test day. 1,253 more words

How American Students Truly Rank in International Testing

One of the biggest political battleground issues for 2018 is going to be education policy, and America’s international test scores serve as evidence for the need to change. 1,533 more words


How the American Education System Suppresses Critical Thinking

One mother in a popular magazine once told a reporter about what she thought was happening in the schools. “It’s the brightest, the best and the most sensitive who are at risk,” she said. 1,097 more words


To Colleges: why you gotta be so rude?

In the midst of turning in my college applications and all the additional parts that go along with the submission, there is one aspect that I am really not a fan of: sending in official test scores.  735 more words

Few States Want to Offer Districts Chance to Give ACT, SAT Instead of State Test (Education Week)

By Alyson Klein on January 7, 2018 4:53 PM

The Every Student Succeeds Act may have kept annual testing as a federal requirement. But it also aims to help states cut down on the number of assessments their students must take by giving districts the chance to use a nationally-recognized college entrance exam, instead of the regular state test, for accountability purposes. 1,003 more words

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Does the modern education system really kill creativity? – A student’s perspective

Knowing that it will be all I will be doing for the next two weeks, the idea of sitting down and writing an essay repulses me. 2,151 more words