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The New SAT Is (Finally) Coming

The College Board has been hard at work to create a new version of its old classic SAT, with the new test being unveiled at the March 2016 test date.  The good news is that early-released test samples indicate that … Continue reading

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How To Make Sense Of SAT and ACT Scores

Even though the ACT has taken over market share from the SAT, many parents and teachers are still not  comfortable with interpreting ACT results.  The people who design these tests know this, and you can google “ACT-SAT Concordance” to get … Continue reading

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College Board Delays Launch of “New” SAT

Today the College Board announced a delayed launch of their “new” SAT.  Originally scheduled for use in the 2015 SAT, the release date has been pushed back an additional year to allow for additional time for colleges, which use the … Continue reading

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College Board: 6 Out Of 10 Students Unprepared For College

The College Board announced yesterday that its latest results show the nearly 6 out of 10 who took the SAT are unprepared for college level work.  Students scoring just below 1500 (totaling the three SAT components) are not ready to … Continue reading

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Commentary on the New SAT

Since the last significant revisions of the SAT were in 1994 and 1995, it appears to be nigh time for a thorough re-thinking of the SAT by the College Board, as was announced on Monday of this week. Given that … Continue reading

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Another New SAT

The College Board’s president, David Coleman, announced Monday that the College Board would be embarking on the development of another new SAT.  The last revision of the SAT was in 1994, when a number of changes were made (adding the … Continue reading

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Bucknell/US News and World Report: Case Closed

On January 25, Bucknell reported to the US. News and World Report, College Board and other entities that there had been irregularities in reporting average SAT scores over a seven year period. IESolutions covered this news in our post of … Continue reading

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AP Program Healthier Than Ever, But Diminished in Prestige

In numbers, the AP program has never been healthier: In the spring of 2012, two million students took 3.7 million AP exams, double the volume of a decade before. However, increasing numbers of colleges are questioning the basic premise of … Continue reading

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On “Gaming the System”

By Mark Greenstein, Founder of Ivy Bound Test Prep. Parents and educators routinely post comments that SAT prep is “gaming the system”.  I happen to agree.  But no student should feel guilty if her/his work is called “gaming”.   “Gaming” … Continue reading

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