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How to identify testing bias

When Sheila Akbar, director of education at test prep company Signet Education, took a practice exam for new SAT, one passage threw her off. In the reading section, students were asked to analyze a letter exchange between two women in the 1830s arguing about whether they should become involved in...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 10:10am

How to avoid 'no sleep till college'

“No sleep till college” is a phrase coined by sleep-deprived mommy bloggers, but it’s also a fitting mantra for rising high school seniors undertaking the college application process.But if seniors start this summer, they need not adopt the sleep schedule of a colicky newborn to successfully apply...

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:55pm

Tutoring on demand? There's an app for that

You can stream television, order food and request a private car on demand — so why not a tutor?That’s the thinking behind Smart Alec, a new app that matches private tutors and students with the click of a button — er, the swipe of an app. RELATED: Why meditation makes you more productive than...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 8:24pm

Are you going to fail the new SAT?

Compared to the old SAT, the new SAT is1) easier2) harder3) equally mind-numbing, or4) all of the aboveIf you guessed 4, you’re correct.The new SAT, which debuts March 5th, is radically different — but not necessarily less painful — than the old one.I. Old vs. newIn 2014, the College Board...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 7:30pm