Tag: test scores

Standardized test scores are declining. What should be done?

Posted on October 4th, 2013

Everyone dreads taking the SAT or ACT, but they’re a necessary evil in the college admissions process. Like it or not, colleges use standardized tests scores to determine whether or not a student will succeed in college–and often, to determine how much financial aid to give that student.

But if standardized test scores are an indication of college readiness, fewer students are prepared to enter college than in the past.

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Score high on your SAT, apply to college for free

Posted on September 25th, 2013

Want to apply to college, but worried about all those application fees adding up? The College Board wants to help you.

If you got a high score on your SAT or PSAT, you may soon be receiving a package that will make it free to apply to 6 colleges of your choice, the New York Times reports. The College Board is sending fee waivers to about 28,000 seniors who scored in the top 15 percent of test takers and whose family is in the bottom quarter of income distribution.

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