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Scarlett Johansson Reveals Her ‘Pretty Low’ SAT Scores

“Black Swan” Director Darren Aronofsky spoke with Scarlett Johansson in this month’s Interview magazine — but the actress quickly turned the tables and asked the Harvard-educated indie film director about his test taking skills. Here’s how the convo went down: JOHANSSON: So what was your SAT score? ARONOFSKY: I really […]
Scarlett Johansson Reveals Her ‘Pretty Low’ SAT Scores
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These Are The College Majors With The Smartest Students

College students who major in physical sciences tend to be smarter than those who major in psychology, judging from the 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness from the College Board. The report includes data on SAT scores by intended major for the college-bound class of 2013. We’ve taken […]
These Are The College Majors With The Smartest Students
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Bill Ackman Almost Lost His Bar Mitzvah Money Betting On The SATs

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Bloomberg” url=”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-26/scene-last-night-ackman-tilson-susano-sabat-mudrick-britton-martone.html”] It takes some serious stones to tell the world you think a company’s stock is going to zero.That’s probably why Vanity Fair has an awesome piece coming out next month about Bill Ackman and, more importantly, his confidence.
Bill Ackman Almost Lost His Bar Mitzvah Money Betting On The SATs
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Bucknell University Inflated SAT Scores For Years

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Bucknell%27s_Library.jpg”] Bucknell University admitted that it inflated its freshman SAT scores for seven years.From 2006-2012, Bucknell omitted some SAT scores which were mostly lower than what was reported.
Bucknell University Inflated SAT Scores For Years
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Columbia Student Writes About How She ‘Bought’ Her Way Into College

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Avery.jpg”] Columbia University student Carlene Buccino wrote an op-ed for The Baltimore Sun claiming the main reason she got accepted there is because her family could afford an expensive SAT prep course.She believes this is true for many of the kids who get into Ivy League schools and […]
Columbia Student Writes About How She ‘Bought’ Her Way Into College
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Too Many Students Are Getting Perfect Scores On The SAT

Every year, hundreds of thousands of high school seniors with nearly impeccable academic records submit their applications to highly selective colleges. And every year, the admissions officers at these schools have to find a way to decide how to allocate the limited number of seats in each of their freshman classes. […]
Too Many Students Are Getting Perfect Scores On The SAT
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A Special SAT Test Date For Gifted And Affluent Students Is Officially Off The Table

[credit provider=”albertogp123 on Flickr ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertogp123/5843577306/”] A controversial plan that would have allowed students enrolled in the $4,500 Amherst College summer program to take the SATs early has been canceled, The Washington Post is reporting.The proposed Aug. 3 date would have allowed the gifted—and affluent—students enrolled in the college prep […]
A Special SAT Test Date For Gifted And Affluent Students Is Officially Off The Table
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More Proof That Test Scores Aren’t A Good Measure Of Student Intelligence

[credit provider=”sean dreilinger on flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seandreilinger/1288115111/”] Standardized test measurement errors are twice as bad as reported, lending traction to the argument that they’re not a good metric for student achievement. Teacher effectiveness, knowledge deterioration and school environment can all affect how students perform on the tests, according to the new study […]
More Proof That Test Scores Aren’t A Good Measure Of Student Intelligence
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These SAT Scores Show That We Really Are Getting Smarter

[credit provider=”The Flynn Effect Puzzle “] [credit provider=”The Flynn Effect Puzzle ” url=”http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/are-smart-people-getting-smarter/”] There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether IQ or hard work determines success.Then there’s the “Flynn Effect,” which is the theory that worldwide intelligence has increased at the rate of 10 IQ points every 30 […]
These SAT Scores Show That We Really Are Getting Smarter
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It’s About To Get A Whole Lot Tougher To Cheat On The SATs

[credit provider=”www.pollackblog.com”] Security around the SAT and ACT college admissions exams will increase this fall, in an attempt to make sure test-takers are who they actually claim to be.The increase in security comes on the tail of a cheating scandal involving about a dozen students in Long Island who paid […]
It’s About To Get A Whole Lot Tougher To Cheat On The SATs
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Don’t Make These Eight Common College Application Mistakes

[credit provider=”poeloq” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poeloq/259167077/”] Thanks to the Internet and perhaps even the common application, which is accepted at hundreds of educational institutions nationwide, applying to college has gotten easier for students. But actually getting accepted to a school is much harder these days.”You’ve got more kids applying to more schools, thinking […]
Don’t Make These Eight Common College Application Mistakes
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The Long, Troubled History Of Cheating On The SAT

[credit provider=”Laurence Gough / Shutterstock.com” url=”http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-2077p1.html”] When seven teenagers from tony Great Neck, N.Y. were arrested Tuesday for cheating on the SATs, initial reactions from knowledgeable observers were reminiscent of Claude Rains’ Captain Renault in Casablanca: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!” Indeed, cheating […]
The Long, Troubled History Of Cheating On The SAT