Big changes afoot for the SAT! The College Board is now dropping the writing portion from the exam, bringing the highest total score back to 1600 where it belongs.
Dissatisfied with standardized testing in schools, some parents are taking their kids out of the game. But this does a disservice to everybody else.
Massachusetts has the "smartest students" while Mississippi has the, uh... least smart, if you believe National Assessment of Education Progress test scores are indicative of intelligence. One unsurprising trend: States with lower levels of child poverty have better test scores.
Jennifer Senior's New York Magazine piece on elementary school admissions reveals a disturbing world in which parents pay thousands of dollars to prep their four-year-olds for baby SATs. But it ignores one obvious question: should kids be tested at all?