Can the College Board Measure Adversity on the SAT?
The College Board plans to score a student's adversity from one to 100.
The College Admissions Scandal and the Trouble With Strictly Timed Standardized Tests
When we prioritize speed on the SAT, we discriminate against poor or disabled students—while we discount the importance of slower, deeper thinking.
Viewfinder: Chinese Students Cheer Themselves on Before Taking a College Entrance Exam
Candidates cheer for themselves before sitting the National College Entrance Examination (a.k.a. Gaokao) outside an exam site on June 7th, 2018.
Searching for Biomarkers to Diagnose Mental Illness
New research is working toward creating simple physical tests that could shed light on diseases like anxiety and depression.
Could You Pass the New GED Test?
In 2014, the GED Testing Service rolled out a new assessment meant to measure not just high school equivalency but also career- and college-readiness skills. The questions below are designed to be very similar to those you might find on a GED exam today.
Why We Should Think Twice About Giving Genetic Tests to Our Kids
Genetic tests are becoming increasingly common, but a major medical organization argues that we should be cautious about testing children.
The Thousands of Volunteers Who Grade Millions of AP Tests
It's sort of like summer camp—just for highly educated adults.
How Well Do Teen Test Scores Predict Adult Income?
The short answer is, pretty well. But that’s not really the point.
New Evidence Links Music Education, Higher Test Scores
Research from Canada finds high-performing students do even better if they are enrolled in ongoing music classes.
Chicago Teachers’ Strike: What Do We Want? Better Management Gurus Might Help
How the education reform agenda takes its cues from bad management philosophy—and ignores what actually works in business
Four Gripes About Standardized Tests and Why They're Wrong
Opinion: Standardized, high-stakes testing isn't a panacea for all that ails schools, but it is a good start for finding a cure.
Internet: Information Superhighway Just Vapid Transit?
Suggestions that the Internet is making mankind dumb (or smarter) founder on logical pitfalls and historical predecessors.