The Good (and not so good) News about the PSAT

On the redesigned PSAT, the gaps between female and male students are closing, especially among high-scoring students.  The bigger problem might be among male students at the other end of the scale. When David Coleman announced the redesign of the SAT in 2014, his watchword was "opportunity." He declared, "What this country needs is not … Continue reading The Good (and not so good) News about the PSAT

Where Can You Self-Report SAT and ACT Scores?

A growing number of universities and colleges are helping students with the financial burden of sending official test scores.  We track them in the table below. Applying to college is expensive. A lot of families need to plan and save for the costs. Fortunately, many colleges will waive application fees for eligible applicants. ACT and … Continue reading Where Can You Self-Report SAT and ACT Scores?

Why’s Everyone Talking About Benchmarks?

Students don't really need to care about benchmarks since college admissions officers don't look at them at all. Each fall the College Board releases its national and state SAT Reports on College & Career Readiness and ACT releases its Condition of College and Career Readiness report. And each year, they are met with exaggeration, hand-wringing, … Continue reading Why’s Everyone Talking About Benchmarks?