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SAT Rescheduled for Poughkeepsie High Students After Mix-Up - Hudson Valley Reporter

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SAT Rescheduled for Poughkeepsie High Students After Mix-Up
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The ACT is a No Brainer - Inklings News

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The ACT is a No Brainer
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The ACT is known more as an achievement test than an aptitude test. In other words, the ACT will test you on what you have learned in school.
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Waltham Voices: Some tips to help ace the SAT exam - Wicked Local

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This November's SAT test is right around the corner, and students in Waltham and throughout the region are starting their final preparations.
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Sisters achieve perfect SAT scores - OCRegister (subscription)

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Sisters achieve perfect SAT scores
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Grace Xu, a student at University High School in Irvine, has posted a perfect 2400 score on her SAT. Her sister, Hope, received a perfect score in 2009 and is now studying at Oxford.
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The Common Application to College: Great Idea, Disastrous Execution - Forbes

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The goal of the 38-year-old Common Application has been to revolutionize the nightmarishly cumbersome and complex process of applying to college.
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Tufts and Trinity join Universal College Application - Examiner.com

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Tufts and Trinity join Universal College Application Examiner.com In yet another sign of how horrible the problems are with the Common Application, which was completely functionally and aesthetically redesigned this summer, two more prestigious...
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College board moans stagnation of SAT scores

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The College Board, which administers the SAT, issued a report yesterday (September 26, 2013) bemoaning that only 43 percent of SAT takers in the 2013 graduating class were college and career ready. That means 57% are not ready.

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Are Common Application Problems Fixed? | Inside Higher Ed

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SAT Scores Are Back (How'd You Do?) | Perfect Score Project

SAT Scores Are Back (How'd You Do?) | Perfect Score Project | College Applications | Scoop.it
You can improve your SAT score with a methodical plan. I raised my SAT score by 330 points and my son improved even more than that! You might consider constructing a “wall sheet” (see photo above) for topics that are ...
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Chandler student scores 710 on SAT reading as 7th-grader - Arizona Republic

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Arizona Republic Chandler student scores 710 on SAT reading as 7th-grader Arizona Republic Christian and Kathleen Banister always knew their daughter, Anika, was academically advanced, but they never fully realized the extent of her abilities until...
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More Mistakes to Avoid in Your College Application - Huffington Post

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More Mistakes to Avoid in Your College Application
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Send Your Test Scores -- Now! Students are already hearing back from colleges that have a rolling admissions plan, and the news is mixed -- but not for the usual reasons.
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Predicting the Answer in Logical Reasoning Questions on the SAT ...

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Passage-based reading questions on the SAT have some fairly straightforward question types: Main Idea, Detail, Function, Vocab in Context, and some that te.
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Common Application Pandemonium | The College Solution

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Students are experiencing lots of problems with the Common Application and Princeton has added the Universal College Application as an alternative (RT @onlymoney: Anyone college hopeful experience this problem?
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What Students, Parents Should Know About Falling SAT Scores - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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Starting Teacher SAT Scores Rise As Educators Face Tougher Evaluations - Huffington Post

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Starting Teacher SAT Scores Rise As Educators Face Tougher Evaluations
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American teachers may be getting smarter. Still, scrutiny of their work and cries to overhaul the education system intensify.
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Tackling the SAT: One Mom's Quest to Ace the Test - PARADE

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Tackling the SAT: One Mom's Quest to Ace the Test
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Every year millions of college-bound kids and their parents sweat the SAT.
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Tom Clements Tutoring Announces Breakthrough Techniques for Acing the SAT ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Common App glitches lead to deadline extensions for applicants to 42 colleges - Washington Post

Common App glitches lead to deadline extensions for applicants to 42 colleges - Washington Post | College Applications | Scoop.it
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Most Students Are Unprepared for College, SAT Results Show

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Less than half of those who took the test in 2013 scored high enough to indicate success in higher education, a study found. Only 43 percent of the test takers this year met or exceeded the benchmark score of 1550 out of a possible 2400, the same proportion as last year.

 

Those who reach that number, according to the College Board, have a greater chance of attaining a B-minus average or higher during their first year of college and persisting to graduation. The mean score for 2013 was 1498.

 

For more test takers to reach a score of 1550, rigorous coursework will have to become more widely accessible, said David Coleman, president of the College Board.

 

Mr. Coleman plans to better align the SAT with the Common Core State Standards, which he helped write. They prescribe what students should learn, in English and mathematics, from kindergarten through high school. His proposal to make the essay portion of the SAT more analytical has been met by a mix of applause and apprehension.


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SAT: A Dramatic Makeover

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He's (Coleman) heard from organization members, who have said they want the SAT to test things that are relevant to college success. They've told him that students should be able to read and write clearly, and also have mastered a core set of mathematical concepts. "The core aspiration is to build an exam that much more clearly focuses on the skills that matter most," he said. Instead of obscure vocabulary words, students should be expected to show deep understanding of academic terms such as "synthesis" and "transform." Overall, Coleman hopes the exam will be more relevant to high school learning. "It has to engage teachers more deeply," he said.


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More Colleges Accepting the Universal College Application

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More schools accepting Universal College Application for the 2013-14 admissions season. (Washington University in St. Louis will now accept the Universal College Application in addition to the Common App.
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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your ACT Or SAT Score - Huffington Post

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your ACT Or SAT Score
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By Amanda Hancock. When the ACT and the SAT roll around, it can seem like four years of club meetings, volunteering, school functions and exams all boil down to a few digits in an envelope.
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Common App Has a Wild Day, and a Competitor Adds a Big Name ...

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The Common Application weathered a tumultuous day on Monday as many high-school seniors were unable to get access to their applications on the eve of several colleges' early deadlines. In the latest spate of technical ...
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Cedar Ridge junior earns perfect ACT score - Austin American-Statesman

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Cedar Ridge junior earns perfect ACT score
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Raman, a Cedar Ridge High School junior, took the ACT in September and recorded a perfect composite score of 36.
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SAT and ACT prep for changes in 2015 - The Piedmont Highlander

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SAT and ACT prep for changes in 2015
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If you are planning on taking the SAT or ACT in two years, you may be taking a different test than the one students are taking today.
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