Sunday, May 10, 2015

The New SAT: Will It Be Better?

The New SAT: Will It Be Better?

 - - NYTimes Opinion - Print Headline: "The New SAT: Will It Be Better?"
To the Editor: Re “The Big Problem With the New SAT,” by Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser (Op-Ed, May 5): We applaud the writers for recognizing that the new SAT is a “more straightforward....

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Big Problem With the New SAT


The Big Problem With the New SAT

 -  - NYTimes Opinion - 

AT first glance, the College Board’s revised SAT seems a radical departure from the test’s original focus on students’ general ability or aptitude. Set to debut a year from now, in the spring of 2016, the exam will require

Friday, May 8, 2015

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known

Personal stories about student loans painted a picture of clueless teenagers, frazzled parents and college administrators who may not question students about their debt levels.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley

The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley
By STEVEN LECKART, NYTimes
Hackathons, in which student teams attempt to build a new piece of tech, showcase some of the best upstart programmers and have become a focal point for recruiting.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What Does The SAT Really Test?



What Does The SAT Really Test? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
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Published on Apr 29, 2015
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THE SAT. How’s that SAT prep going? Need some SAT tips? Well, here’s one: The SAT may not actually be measuring your…anything. That’s right, your SAT scores, despite what colleges and high schools across America may like for you to believe, may not reflect anything new. There is actually substantial evidence that instead of broad aptitudes, the SATs only measure a specific set of non-quantitative, cultural values and ideas. Don’t scratch those SAT dates off your calendar yet though, because it is still important, and on this week’s episode of Idea Channel, let’s look at why.

~~ASSETS~~

1:30 “What Was on the First SAT?”, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history...

5:52 “SAT reading, math scores decline”
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/44519433/ns...

6:04 “FairTest - Top Tier Schools which Deemphasize the ACT/SAT…”, http://conversationed.com/wp-content/...

6:07 “Study: College Selectivity Doesn’t Improve Graduation Rates”http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2...

6:17 “Testing Your Scantron Score” ScantronCorp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHnVE...

6:20 “Using the Scantron”, UNR Microbiology 251 TA Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suabO...

6:24 OpScan 4ES, ScantronCorp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSuIs...

7:01 “2013 FIRST Tech Challenge at i-Gate: High School Robotics Competition"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0AqM...


~~ SOURCES ~~

All sources can be found in this Google Doc:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q...