Overpriced exam fees contribute to College Board's one billion dollar profit
Overpriced exam fees contribute to College Board's one billion dollar profit.
Postsecondary institutions should make test score submissions optional
The Montgomery Blair High School Class of 2016 raised its SAT score by five points from 2015. However, the Class of 2016's SAT participation rate dropped both in MCPS and at Blair, and the decrease was even greater among Hispanic/Latino students.
Instead of measuring the merit of a student based on a single test, schools such as George Washington University, Wake Forest University and Hampshire College have reduced the impact of college entrance exams.
For the fourth consecutive year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) saw a dramatic increase in the amount of students taking the ACT
The SAT was introduced during the Progressive Era with the purpose of eliminating test bias. Unfortunately, following the boom of the testing industry and the dramatic increase in competitiveness for college admissions, the SAT has done exactly the opposite.
Although the new SAT has good intentions, it won't fix the old SAT’s failure to fulfill the test's purpose-- to provide colleges with a fair and accurate evaluation of students' ability to succeed in college.
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On Feb. 9, parents of Hispanic students had an informational meeting about the college admissions process. The event included a question and answer session and a discussion with the selected panel.
Blair juniors and sophomores will be able to choose between three exams to take in preparation for their future college admission tests: the PSAT, the ACT and the newly-offered Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
The MCPS class of 2012 set a record high average score on the SAT last year. However, Blair was one of six high schools whose scores did not improve.
On Aug. 28, MCPS reported that a record number of students took the American College Test (ACT) in Montgomery County last year.
Standardized testers have finally found the way to end cheating. Next fall, SAT and ACT test scores will be sent directly to students' schools along with a picture of the test-taker.
Blair is joining the larger Montgomery County Public School initiative to increase the percentage of students taking the SAT Reasoning Test, as well as the mean SAT combined score of all students.
On Sept. 27, seven people were arrested in an SAT cheating scam in Long Island, NY after a 19-year-old sophomore at Emory University was arrested for accepting money to take the SAT for several students.
When Blair administered the SAT on June 4, students were not prepared to start the test an hour and a half late.
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