New doubts are being raised about using 'grit' to identify student talent

New round of research questions whether the quality is well defined and whether it can be useful in admissions.

A roundup of recent news on admissions issues

The growing “tuition reset” trend; Colleges Scorecard is back; grad school enrollment trends; SAT scores; new college enrollment projections; Campus Management buys five product lines from Hobsons.

Essay criticizes the way the College Board is treating proctors

Jim Jump is not impressed with the way the College Board is treating teachers who are proctors.

Author discusses new book with critique of standardized testing

Author discusses new book in which he takes a long-term and philosophical look at what he sees as the flaws in the way society evaluates talent.

Scores on new SAT show large gaps by race and ethnicity


As College Board unveils results from the new version of the exam, Asians beat all other groups.

New travel restrictions raise questions, concerns for higher ed

New travel restrictions put in place by the Trump administration continue to raise concerns for American higher education.

Naviance ends requirement that students select a gender

New option also allows “nonbinary” selection.

Study finds that ninth-grade marks predict college enrollment and success

Study finds that educators can tell quite a bit from the freshman year -- and that colleges may be able to use this information in recruiting.

Essay about NACAC's new approach to ethics

Jim Jump offers an inside look at the way the association changed its rules.

Admissions counselors consider growing interest in gap years

Data are sparse but positive about impact of taking a year off before college.


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