Standardized Tests

Look What the College Board Has Done to U.S. History

Jul 07, 2014 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood comments on the College Board's release of its new AP U.S. History curriculum.

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The New AP History: A Preliminary Report

Jul 01, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In this preliminary report, NAS president Peter Wood analyzes in detail the new AP United States history course.

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The SAT Upgrade Is a Big Mistake

Mar 12, 2014 by Peter Wood |

In an attempt to advance "social justice," the College Board has once again revised the SAT.

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Time Out On Extra Test Time

Jun 26, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

A Dartmouth undergrad thinks his extra test time gave him an unfair advantage over high school classmates.

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Ask a Scholar: Current Racial Score Gap Stats

Jan 25, 2012 by Stephan Thernstrom |

Is the data about racial achievement gaps in the book No Excuses still true today?

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It’s Not the Test’s Fault

Dec 27, 2011 by Kate Hamilton |

Should academe leave the SAT behind? Kate Hamilton examines the current state of the test-optional admissions movement.

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Maybe the SAT Isn’t So Bad After All

Nov 02, 2011 by George Leef |

In his recent book Uneducated Guesses, Howard Wainer finds that when schools go "test optional," the students who decide not to report their scores will be academically weaker ones. 

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Global Warming Activist Teacher Takes Her Agenda to Truck Country

Aug 19, 2011 by Kyle Olson |

The left doesn't like teaching to standardized tests because it leaves no time for teaching activism.

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Admissions Insanity

Aug 03, 2011 by John C. Chalberg |

Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.

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AP Tests Don’t Always Benefit High School Students

Dec 28, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

According to the San Jose Mercury News, having students take Advanced Placement tests when they aren't adequately prepared for them can cause them to miss the basics of high school education.

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Potemkin Admissions: Law Professors Propose to Hide LSAT Data

Jul 13, 2010 by George W. Dent |

A movement is afoot to persuade law schools to withhold LSAT scores from U.S. News and World Report. The idea is to make it harder for the public to see how much the pursuit of racial preferences drags down the quality of admissions.

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Race to the Bottom?

Nov 30, 2009 by Adam Kissel, Candace de Russy |

Education reformers have generally been giving President Obama’s K-12 agenda, with its touted openness to charter schools and teacher assessment based on student performance, the benefit of the doubt.

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Thursday Theatrics

Aug 13, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Inside: Fighting feminist falsehoods, Merit-al bliss, UT Austin quashes Western civ curriculum, Clinton and the climate, AP exam-graders and 'Kool-Aid," and a new AQ issue.

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Tuesday Temptations

Mar 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Transparency, Stereotype threat and the SAT, Lottery admissions, and Immortal sustainability

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