A Kaleidoscope Approach to Admissions

sternberg bookBack in the day when standardized college admissions tests were created, most applicants were white males in the middle- to upper-middle-class. Today, applicants are from all racial and ethnic ...

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College Board and FairTest go Head to Head

Fair Test’s Bob Schaeffer’s Washington Post commentary on How the ACT caught up with the SAT elicited a quick response from The College Board, maker of the SAT. As reported on this blog, ...

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How the SAT lost its dominant position

How did the “Avis” of college standardized testing overtake the “Hertz” of the field? That’s the question Bob Schaeffer addresses in his Washington Post blog post on how the ACT caught ...

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New SAT Scores Reflect Growing Disparities

New figures released this week by the College Board  showed that overall SAT scores remained essentially unchanged from last year. But a closer look reveals growing racial, ethnic and income ...

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Salve Regina University Goes Test-Optional

Salve ReginaSalve Regina, a Catholic liberal arts university in Rhode Island, is the latest to announce it is making SAT and ACT standardized test scores optional for most students applying for admission. ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.