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Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?

| September 10, 2014

Soon Goucher’s admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications.

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Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

Employers’ Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students’ Lives

| June 23, 2014 | 27 Comments

Business leaders call on K-12 and higher education institutions to graduate students with the skills demanded by the marketplace.

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New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

New Study: SAT Scores Not the Only Indicator of College Success

| February 19, 2014

Many students who don’t ace the SAT and ACT tests apply to schools that make standardized test scores optional. A new study shows those students do just as well in college as those who submit their scores.

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Will the New SAT Be a Better Barometer for College Readiness?

Will the New SAT Be a Better Barometer for College Readiness?

| November 14, 2013 | 5 Comments

The new test is slated to be revealed in January, and as of now it’s hard to know specifically what the changes will actually look like, and in what ways the test will be “improved” for test takers.

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Bypassing the SAT Altogether

Bypassing the SAT Altogether

| September 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

A look at how students can bypass the SAT to get into a reputable college. “It’s kind of declaring war on the whole rigmarole of college admissions and the failure to foreground the curriculum and learning,” Leon Botstein, Bard’s president of 38 years, said in an interview. Saying the prevailing system was “loaded with a […]

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Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT?

Will More Prominent Colleges Abandon the SAT?

| June 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

Flickr:Albertogp By Chris Thompson For college-bound students, scoring high on the SAT has always been imperative to getting admitted into universities and colleges of stature. Admissions offices traditionally weigh SAT scores as one of the predominant factors in offering acceptance letters to students. And though that’s still the case for many elite universities, more higher […]

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One Mom’s Quest to Ace the SAT Alongside Her Son

One Mom’s Quest to Ace the SAT Alongside Her Son

| April 20, 2011 | 5 Comments

Test prep is a massive, multi-billion dollar industry. That’s no surprise, considering the significance we place on testing. Say what you want about SATs and GREs and MCATs failing to fully represent a student’s skills or college readiness. Say what you want about schools looking at other factors when deciding who to accept. Tests still […]

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