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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that all schools in Massachusetts will close to stem the spread of the coronavirus. More than 20 states have closed schools statewide, putting spring testing into doubt.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced last week that all schools in Massachusetts will close to stem the spread of the coronavirus. More than 20 states have closed schools statewide, putting spring testing into doubt.
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School & District Management Coronavirus Throws Spring Testing Into Disarray
As thousands of schools are shuttered nationwide to stem the spread of coronavirus, state leaders are wrestling with a dilemma: Should they administer state tests or cancel them?
Catherine Gewertz, March 16, 2020
5 min read
Families & the Community Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of short news stories from this week.
December 10, 2019
7 min read
The University of South Carolina has found the College Board's "environmental context dashboard" helpful in identifying low-income and first-generation college students.
The University of South Carolina has found the College Board's "environmental context dashboard" helpful in identifying low-income and first-generation college students.
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College & Workforce Readiness Counselors Blast College Board's Plan to Assign Students a 'Disadvantage' Score
The College Board's plan to score students' 'level of disadvantage' based on their schools and neighborhoods has some college counselors asking: Will wealthy parents try to game the system?
Catherine Gewertz, May 20, 2019
9 min read
Special Education Students With Disabilities Fear Fallout From College Admissions Scandal
Allegations that some students lied about having disabilities so they could get special accommodations on college entrance exams have the disabilities community worried about a backlash.
Christina A. Samuels, March 20, 2019
3 min read
College & Workforce Readiness The SAT Makes Surprise Appearance in Michael Cohen/Trump Hearing
The former Trump attorney and fixer testifies that Trump directed him to write threatening letters to prevent the release of the president's grades and SAT scores.
Catherine Gewertz, February 27, 2019
2 min read
College & Workforce Readiness SAT Scores Rise as Number of Test-Takers Tops 2 Million
The surge set an all-time high, restoring the SAT's position as the most widely used college admissions test.
Lauraine Genota, October 30, 2018
5 min read
College & Workforce Readiness SAT Scores See Slight Increase as Test-Taking Surges
With 2.1 million test takers, the SAT reclaims its status as the most widely used college admission test, but test scores show only a small increase from last year.
Lauraine Genota, October 25, 2018
4 min read
Assessment California Nixes Plan to Let Districts Substitute SAT for Smarter Balanced Exam
California rejects a plan to let school districts substitute the SAT for the Smarter Balanced exam.
Catherine Gewertz, October 2, 2018
2 min read
Assessment Conn. Stumbles in Quest to Use SAT as Achievement Test
The state's closely watched bid falls shy of full approval from federal reviewers.
Catherine Gewertz, September 19, 2018
6 min read
Assessment Was the SAT Leaked? Six Questions Answered
Rumors are circulating that the exam reused questions from a test given in Asia last fall. Here's what you need to know.
Catherine Gewertz, September 19, 2018
3 min read
Federal SAT Stumbles in Getting Federal Approval as High School Achievement Test
Federal education officials have notified Connecticut that they can't fully approve its use of the SAT as a high school achievement test. It's a glimpse of where the college-entrance exam could falter in its bid to gain new ground in the K-12 world.
Catherine Gewertz, September 7, 2018
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Here's What You Need to Know About the Latest SAT Controversy
You might have heard that there were problems with the August SAT exam. Here's what you need to know.
Catherine Gewertz, September 5, 2018
4 min read
College & Workforce Readiness One Way to Increase College Access: Encourage Students to Retake the SAT
Just over half of SAT takers retake the SAT at least once, but new research shows that retakes can have a significant effect on college enrollment.
Madeline Will, August 28, 2018
4 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Big Step in Testing Trend: University of Chicago Makes SAT, ACT Optional
The University of Chicago has announced that it will no longer require the SAT or ACT for admission, marking the first time a major research university has joined the test-optional movement.
Catherine Gewertz, June 14, 2018
3 min read