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ERIC Number: EJ1043389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-14
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
A University Looks at the College Board's Redesigned SAT
Turner, Ronné Patrick
New England Journal of Higher Education, Apr 2014
As an institution that receives close to 50,000 applications for the 2,800 spaces for the first-year entering class, Northeastern University took special interest in the College Board's March 5 announcement on the SAT redesign. In this article, associate vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions at Northeastern, Ronné Turner, describes how the latest redesign represents an encouraging new direction for the College Board: shifting priorities toward improving access and opportunities for all students, regardless of their backgrounds. Among the most unprecedented and exciting changes of the redesigned SAT includes an exam that promises content connected to classroom instruction, more relevant vocabulary words, and free test prep for every student through Khan Academy. Turner concludes that with this announcement, the College Board is taking responsibility for the glaring inequalities that exist in the U.S. education system. The organization is attempting to level the playing field so that all students can work through the college application process with the same expectation of success.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)
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