Test-Optional Schools Grow & Now Include U of Chicago

See my post at Forbes.com: https://goo.gl/yjmZmj.

What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 1

There's plenty not to like about the way college admission has developed over the years. More due dates, more essays, more ways to cheat, more silly rankings, and more complexity in general make everyone's lives crazily complex at a time when high school seniors should be focusing on their schoolwork and activities. Everyone complains about … Continue reading What Colleges Could Do About College Admission, Part 1

What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Crabby wonders about form and substance...The more I think about college access and success for underserved students, the more I find myself reading and thinking about primary and secondary education as well. Too often, I've found, even students at the top of their classes struggle to write a decent essay for an application--not understanding how … Continue reading What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?

Achievement and Standardized Testing

Back in 2001, Richard Atkinson, then president of the University of California system, sent shock waves through the testing community by suggesting that he would recommend dropping the SAT I in favor of the SAT II. The SAT II, unlike the SAT I, is more closely related to what students actually learn (or should learn, … Continue reading Achievement and Standardized Testing

That Crazy, Mixed-up SAT!

Crabby gets testy... Holy heaving Jeebus, the College Board has decided to change the SAT again! Well, that's just great. This time around it seems like they're playing a drunken game of Mr. Potatohead, with the nose going in an earhole and the mouth where an eye should be. The SAT just looks raggedy now, … Continue reading That Crazy, Mixed-up SAT!