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Teare, Chris – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The author's school is a founding member of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, which includes all sorts of institutions--some in highly affluent communities, others with vastly more socioeconomically diverse populations, and some with strong percentages of international students. Individual members' approaches to…
Descriptors: Committees, Testing, Academic Achievement, College Entrance Examinations
Rampell, Catherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that several colleges and universities like Purdue University are mining data they have about students to try to improve retention. The institutions analyze years' worth of data on which students did well and which did poorly, and what variables--whether they be SAT scores, financial-aid status, or attendance at the dining…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, School Holding Power, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Achievement
Tully, Susannah – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
As more colleges move to "test optional" admissions policies, the debate over the utility and interpretation of standardized-test scores continues. In this article, the author interviews Daniel Koretz, a professor of education at Harvard University and author of "Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us". Koretz…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Programs, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests