Standardized Tests

Standardized Tests
Jan 28, 2015
Purdue's politician turned president wants a nationally normed measure of what students learn -- and he's tired of waiting. Professors want meaningful assessment but aren't sold on standardized exams.

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March 5, 2014

College Board unveils redesigned writing test (in which evidence will be relevant) and makes it optional. Other reforms will end penalty for incorrect answers and the focus on "SAT words" people never use. Khan Academy will provide free test prep. Will changes shift debate on admissions testing? UPDATE: Early reactions.

April 23, 2013

A new study by a Stanford-affiliated researcher questions several assertions made by advocates for the Advanced Placement exam.

March 8, 2013

The "common core" movement led by the head of the College Board has made the organization's exam less needed than ever, writes Joseph Soares.

February 27, 2013

The College Board will redesign its signature exam, with an emphasis on "core knowledge and skills."

February 21, 2013

ETS releases country-by-country GRE averages, and results point to importance of foreign students in U.S. graduate schools.

January 18, 2013

Concerned that no high school course can truly replicate the college experience, Dartmouth will no longer grant credit toward graduation based on students' scores on AP exams. 

September 25, 2012

Large gaps remain in averages of different racial and ethnic groups.

August 22, 2012

Changes have been negligible over the last five years.

August 21, 2012

Today's students are connected/isolated, internationally inclined/globally ignorant, and ambitious/dependent, posing challenges for colleges that enroll them, a new study finds.
 

June 7, 2012

The new GED will assess college readiness, and in the process the testing service hopes to bump ACCUPLACER, a popular test for remedial needs.

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