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Jul 31, 2015
New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Surveys

Sept. 18, 2014: Inside Higher Ed's 2014 2014 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers explored the perspectives and opinions of campus admissions and enrollment leaders on a range of pressing issues. Download a copy of the survey report here.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webinar to discuss the results of the survey. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by advertising from ELS Educational Services, Jenzabar, Liaison International, and Perceptive Software.

Booklets

"Diversity in the Student Body" is a print-on-demand booklet focusing on demographic and legal issues and the strategies used by different institutions to diversify their campuses.

A copy of the the free booklet may be downloaded here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Tuesday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Pearson.

Archive

May 20, 2009
New analysis from admissions group suggests that SAT coaching improves scores, but modestly. But study also finds that modest increases make a difference at many institutions.
May 11, 2009

For many colleges, May 1 is the deadline by which admitted applicants must either accept or decline offers of admissions -- sending in a deposit (theoretically to only one institution) to save a spot.

May 4, 2009
In a break from tradition, some private colleges offered some additional spots before a final count was in on how many accepted applicants were coming.
April 29, 2009
Many admissions offices are using search engines and social networks to check out some applicants, or to promote institutions, survey finds.
April 21, 2009
NYU announces shift to give more options about tests, but not to go test-optional. Move comes amid increased discussion of this approach to reforming standardized exams.
April 20, 2009

If members of some minority groups are admitted to elite colleges because of affirmative action -- and don't perform as well as they expected -- does this show a serious flaw in efforts to diversify student bodies?

April 20, 2009
If College Board says standardized exams shouldn't be sole criterion, admissions group wants to know why National Merit Scholarship program does just that.
April 16, 2009

SAN DIEGO -- When American high school students take an SAT that is an hour longer than it used to be, and that includes a writing test many top colleges ignore, Richard Atkinson may be the man they have to thank.

April 10, 2009
Cultivating underserved students is the key to American prosperity, writes Donald Saleh.
April 6, 2009
New studies show dramatic shifts since Texas enacted law – toward reaching more high schools, but possibly excluding more transfers from community colleges.

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