Category Archives: College Board

SAT Exam Overhaul

In announcing that the SAT would change, College Board President David Coleman noted that the SAT should reflect “worthy challenges” instead of “artificial obstacles.” This would mean that students would be reading more source documents and retrieving evidence. Likewise, there … Continue reading

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Valuing the ‘Non-Cognitive Dimensions’ of Students

In January, College Board President David Coleman shared a vision for making sure more low-income students are allowed to take part in higher education. The video is linked here and you can hear Coleman outline this effort as part of … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Write Terribly

In a piece posted at Slate, writer and editor Matthew J.X. Malady, examines the writing section of the SAT. Through a series of interviews with college professors and those who prep students for the SAT, it becomes clear that the … Continue reading

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Cultivating Wonder—Great Texts and the Questions they Inspire

Although it has not “officially” launched, readers can visit a new website, http://www.cultivatingwonder.org and learn about a resource being developed to “showcase great texts (essays, poems, excerpts from longer works) and identify simple, elegant questions for each text; questions that propel … Continue reading

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Sound Instruction Instead of ‘Test Preparation’

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt led a discussion for the Hamilton Project on “the economic imperative of expanding college opportunities.” At minute 34:08 the panelists are asked how ACT and SAT can mitigate for the advantages affluent … Continue reading

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‘Amidst the Controversy’

During the question and answer portion of a speech given before the Strategic Data Project, College Board President David Coleman is asked, “Where is the Common Core right now amidst the controversy from the Tea Party?” The answer stretches from … Continue reading

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Will the SAT Align to the CCSS?

At the 2012 Annual AP Conference, College Board President David Coleman describes what may have to change about the SAT to align with the “finest qualities” of CCSS. He notes that the emphasis of writing without source material, as currently … Continue reading

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