With schools closed and classes moving online, students nationwide are being forced to adapt to a new learning landscape. One challenge: standardized testing for college admissions, many of which have been canceled this spring. Although test administrators say tests will…
By Stephanie Sy, Rachel Wellford
The decisions add to student stress about the college admission process.
By Jeff Amy, Associated Press
A college admissions scandal involving several celebrities has cast an ugly spotlight on how entry into higher education can be gamed. Standardized tests like the ACT and SAT are a key point in the saga, and they now face renewed…
Standardized admission tests “have lost their luster as a common yardstick.”…
By Alina Tugend, The Hechinger Report
By Nsikan Akpan
Every 1-degree-Fahrenheit increase in average temperature reduces student learning by 1 percent, a study finds.
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
"This is a tool designed for admission officers to view a student's academic accomplishment in the context of where they live and learn," said a spokeswoman for the College Board.
By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
The scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed their children's way into top schools also has highlighted deeper concerns about the fairness of using SAT and ACT tests — gatekeepers for a U.S. admissions system already seen as favoring wealth…
By PBS NewsHour
On Saturday, college hopefuls took a brand new SAT, marking the first time in over a decade the test curriculum has undergone major changes. While scores will still be submitted with many an application, there is growing skepticism of their…
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.
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