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  • Chill Out About the SATs, Hmm?

    So many things can determine whether your young adult will do well in college. Good grades in high school are usually a major factor, for sure, but also a commitment to a few interesting activities means a lot.
  • Don't Worry. Test Happy.

    I’ve told my fifth grader every year since he was a third grader that he shouldn’t worry about the Connecticut Mastery Test. For some reason, however, he forgets each year and freaks out about his performance. I’ve told him that the...

    The fallacy behind SAT scores [Letter]

    The fallacy behind SAT scores [Letter]
    The efforts involved in redesigning the SAT are misdirected because there continues to be no rational basis for classifying test-takers in terms of the outcome ("SAT to be redesigned, focus more on classroom learning," March 5). A knowledgeable test-...

    The harm of standardized tests

    I chose to opt-out my son from taking the Illinois Standard Achievement Test this week. I don’t have a great philosophical argument against standardized tests. I loved taking them as a child and always did very well on them. My older son...

    SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it

    SAT to drop essay requirement, but colleges might still require it
    Changes announced Wednesday to the SAT college entrance exam don't necessarily mean all test takers will avoid writing essays. The College Board announced that takers will no longer be required to write an essay beginning in 2016. But essay-writing...