Although proponents of making the SAT optional hoped it would expand college access for low-income and minority students, research shows that hasn't happened.
The number of colleges that have test-optional admissions policies has now surpassed 1,000. An admissions specialist explains why that milestone is a welcome one.
The writing part of the new SAT, considered optional, is required by many colleges and universities. What special challenges does it pose? And are schools ready to teach students those writing skills?
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?
A recent report, Turning the Tide, urges colleges and universities to reexamine their admissions process. What about measuring creativity?
On Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, five educators reflect on recent campus protests and describe concrete actions universities can take to bring opportunity to all.
When your kids (or colleagues) misbehave, does anyone give you five options, one of which is uniquely correct, to solve the problem? So, why do we continue to test students in this way?
Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.
As the debate over standardized tests continues, a scholar questions the introduction of a new college readiness test, PARCC and gives reasons why it will be no different.