Test-Optional Schools Grow & Now Include U of Chicago

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

From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

Crabby makes a few end of summer suggestions...Who knew that a movie made in 1989 with the flimsiest story and oldest high school students you can imagine would strike so closely at the absurdities of the college admission process? For a 90 minute primer on the various indignities of the process from students' and admission … Continue reading From the Ridiculous to the Sublime

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!

When Will We Learn?

A new report comparing the college performance of students who submitted standardized test scores for admission and those who didn't finds that there are no significant differences between them. In other words, whether or not testing was used for admission, the results were about the same. What's nice about this report is that it looks … Continue reading When Will We Learn?