The bar keeps dropping on state math exams — and critics are saying it’s because officials are desperate for high graduation rates. Kids only need to score a measly 30 percent on this month’s Algebra 1 Regents test to pass, according to new state guidelines. Students who manage just 26 out of 86 total points...

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  • De Blasio says specialized high schools practice ‘massive segregation’
    Mayor de Blasio charged Friday that the city’s specialized high schools practice “massive segregation,” as the controversy grows over admissions criteria to the elite institutions. “That’s why we’re doing something bold here, and we’re saying we’re not going to live by this old system that has perpetuated massive segregation — not just segregation, massive segregation,”... More
  • Judge shoots down New York’s ban on tasers
    An upstate federal judge has shot down the state’s total ban on civilians using tasers, saying residents have the right to bear “electric arms” under the Second Amendment. Judge David Hurd argued that while the state can restrict their use, it can’t just outright ban them — and besides, allowing people to arm themselves with... More
  • Cuomo says man arrested for ‘gas chamber’ threat against Jewish woman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined a press conference in upstate Kingston on Friday to announce the arrest of a man accused of locking a female co-worker in a refrigerated cooler and yelling, “You’re in the gas chamber, you f–king Jew.” “It’s hard for me even to believe this is happening,” Cuomo said of the incident on... More
  • Charlottesville teen arrested for online racial violence threat against students of color
    A 17-year-old male was arrested in connection with a racist online threat against students of color at Charlottesville High School in Virginia. More
  • Local musician will be performing on April 5: Whit & Whimsey
    They will be featured in our Interact, Four Way Test, and Youth Exchange programs ... This year's marathon raised over $16,000 for the cause. Moore, is a graduate of Medina Senior High School, danced ...
    03/22/2019 - 10:26 am | View Link
  • An End to Affirmative Action? Why the College Admissions Scandal Could Fulfill Critics’ Wish to Scrap Race-Based Program
    The university decided to admit all Texas students who ranked in the top 10 percent of their class, no matter how competitive the high school ... a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate ...
    03/22/2019 - 6:59 am | View Link
  • In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate
    Three years ago, Maria Rodriguez, then a high school freshman ... to a four-year college and graduate from college," she said. "Everyone deserves to succeed." The school district had been at ...
    03/22/2019 - 2:58 am | View Link
  • Feel like the college application process is out of control? Here’s how to keep it ethical.
    In some families, college prep has even trickled down to elementary school, with parents ... admissions process is really a test for parents, Weissbourd says. “The test isn’t to see if you can get ...
    03/17/2019 - 1:09 pm | View Link
  • 5 tips for scoring college scholarships
    If you’re a high school senior or college student hoping to land a ... which lists more than 7,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate school programs. For example, the American Association of ...
    03/14/2019 - 6:23 am | View Link
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  • Secondary School Admission Test
    The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is an admission test administered by The Enrollment Management Association in the United States to students in grades 3–11 to provide a standardized measure that will help professionals in independent or private elementary, middle, and high schools to make decisions regarding student admission.. There are three levels of the test: the Elementary ...
    03/19/2019 - 9:02 am | View Website
  • Graduate Record Examinations
    The Graduate Record Examinations was "initiated in 1936 as a joint experiment in higher education by the graduate school deans of four eastern universities and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.". The first universities to experiment the test on their students were Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University and Columbia University.
    03/19/2019 - 5:34 am | View Website
  • Best 5 Test Scoring Work from Home Jobs Online (Training ...
    Are you looking for an entry level test scoring work from home job? These 5 remote companies offer test scoring jobs to people with an educational background.
    03/19/2019 - 3:25 am | View Website
  • ACT Scoring Chart: Calculate Your Score
    Sample ACT Scoring Chart. This is a sample ACT raw score conversion grid from the free test ACT makes available on its website. Keep in mind, the ACT score chart for each test administration is different, so this one should be used only as an example.
    03/19/2019 - 2:21 am | View Website
  • My Fit | U.S. News College Compass
    Custom ranking: Enter your preferences and profile information, and we'll show you a personalized ranking of which schools are the best fit for you.
    03/19/2019 - 1:38 am | View Website
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