For immigrants who are learning to speak English, language tests are gatekeepers to their futures.
It's possible to be a test-taker who achieves a high score in English language tests, yet remain unable to function well in the language.
Language tests are an important factor in determining whether international students are admitted to universities.
Policy-makers use language test scores to determine who gets into universities or can immigrate. But there are problems with using single test scores to make such important decisions.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs?
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Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
What will change with the new SAT?
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SAT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry today. Will the redesigned SAT restore its original goal of providing greater access to higher education for a diverse population?
Declining test scores, dwindling participation in maths and science, and too few in early learning: just three of the ways Australia is failing in education.
Australia's facing a slow decline in most educational standards and few are aware just how bad the situation is getting.
First Lady visits charter school in Washington DC.
Depending on who you ask, charter schools may be either an important solution to persistent educational inequality, or a misguided attack on public schools as Americans know them. Both sides are firmly…