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Is Standardized College Admissions Testing on the Way Out?

Posted by Liz Schulte on Jun 26, 2018 5:30:00 AM

ACT, SAT, GPA, class rank, essays or various other entrance exams, what is the best way to determine a student’s probability of success? There is a fair amount of debate on this subject as more colleges are choosing to forgo the traditional ACT or SAT scores in favor of a closer examination the student’s overall high school performance. Proponents of test-optional college admissions argue that reliance on standardizing testing weakens diversity and first-generation student applicants. Whereas opponents believe that the ACT and SAT do not impact diversity — it is simply an unbiased predictor of college outcome.

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Games as Tests: How Some Schools are Innovating how Students Learn

Posted by Dean Asher on Sep 10, 2014 11:00:04 PM

On our Facebook, MBS Direct recently shared an NPR story on how play affects brain development in children. This follow-up story from the same series explores how some schools are using this notion to better test their students through tests that function as games. Read on:

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