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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Nov 24, 2020

If you weren’t keenly aware of the differences between spoken and written English, you probably haven’t taken the ACT! Amy and Mike invited educator Jason Derby to discuss both the details and implications of ACT English reporting categories.

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Nov 20, 2020

Author Orison Swett Marden stated, “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” That quote applies perfectly to the current state of selective high school and college admissions, but will it still in the near...

Nov 17, 2020

We all imagine that one purpose of a K-12 education is to prepare students for life after high school. But how do we know which students are--or are not--ready? Amy and Mike invited researchers Lynne Graziano and Chad Aldeman to describe different methods of tracking college and career readiness.

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Nov 13, 2020

When NACAC revised its guidelines for college admissions conduct, the repercussions were expected to shake the foundations of higher education. Then COVID came along, doing all that and more! Amy and Mike invited past president of NACAC Patrick O’Connor to analyze the impact and predict the consequences of 2020...

Nov 10, 2020

Webb’s Depth of Knowledge levels provide a clear system for categorizing the complexity of thought different tasks--and test questions--require. Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Erik Francis to explain depth of knowledge levels on the SAT and ACT.

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