In today’s episode, I sit down with Jay Rosner to explore the realm of standardized testing, discuss fairness in education, and dissect the recent legal battles over affirmative action in college admissions. TRANSCRIPT Jay Rosner: 0:00 It just so happens that the SAT on the math side particularly has a disparity consistent disparity over decades against […]
Today I sit down with longtime friend, Bob Schaeffer. Bob is an incredible source of knowledge around how the testing landscape has changed in the last several decades and the work that he and his team at FairTest do is invaluable. Tune in to hear about the test optional movement in college admissions and more! TRANSCRIPT […]
As the school year comes to a close, it’s an excellent time for high school students and parents to reflect on the past semester’s achievements and set goals for the future. By acknowledging the wins, evaluating areas for improvement, setting goals, and assembling a support team, students can pave the way for a smooth and […]
One of the less visible changes that the 2020 pandemic brought us was the shift to “test optional” policies at many schools across the US. Nearly 2,000 schools have now instituted this policy based not only on the lack of ability to test during lockdown, but on research showing standardized test scores do not offer […]
For all the stressed-out parents trying to help their teenagers navigate the complicated world of college admissions. Each episode offers insightful and in-depth conversations with admissions experts and professional educators with practical advice for getting through the process without losing sight of yourself, your kid, or your sanity. From building a strong academic and extracurricular […]
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Studying for a math test can be daunting for many students. Even if a student knows the ins and outs of the material, it’s often hard to predict which problems they will encounter on exam day. In some cases, they may not have even seen those types of problems prior to the assessment. When […]
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Standardized Testing Standardized testing can be stressful and confusing for students. There are no specific classes designed to prepare students for these tests (with the exception of AP exams), so in many cases, students don’t know what to expect. Should they take the SAT or ACT? Does it matter which test they submit to colleges? […]
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How much should sophomores be doing to prepare for the PSAT? In this post, we’ll look at common questions about PSAT preparation and explain why we don’t recommend doing a whole lot to get ready for this test.