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Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2013
At a time when more high schools are looking to their graduates' college-remediation rates as a clue to how well they prepare students for college and careers, new research findings suggest a significant portion of students who test into remedial classes don't actually need them. Separate studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, High Schools, Career Readiness
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2012
One of the chief architects of the Common Core State Standards was named the next president of the College Board and said one of his top priorities is to reshape the organization's influential college-admissions test, the SAT, to better reflect the new standards. David Coleman will assume his new duties on Oct. 15, replacing Gaston Caperton, who…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Alignment (Education), State Standards, Academic Standards
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2009
When Superintendent Anthony Amato arrived in Stockton, California's 38,000-student district, he knew that three of its four comprehensive high schools had been labeled "dropout factories." Mr. Amato, who has led the Hartford, Connecticut, Kansas City, Missouri, and New Orleans districts, studied Stockton's data to form his plan. Then he…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Activities, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate
Olson, Lynn – Education Week, 2006
This article reports the concerns in using college-entrance tests for school accountability. A growing number of states are requiring high school students to take college-admission tests and even making the exams a core part of their own testing systems. Proponents argue that having all teenagers take the exams will encourage more young people to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Accountability
Honawar, Vaishali – Education Week, 2005
Starting in March 2005, the SAT, taken annually by more than 1.4 million college-bound students, will undergo its most significant change since 1994, when the College Board, which sponsors the test, first allowed calculators into test rooms, added open-ended math questions, and eliminated antonyms and added more critical-reading passages in the…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Sentences, English (Second Language), College Entrance Examinations
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2005
Students are not the only ones in Georgia fretting over scores from the recent SAT exams. More than perhaps any other state, Georgia has linked its reputation as a place to live, send children to school, and do business to the state's performance on the college-entrance test. Since Governor Sonny Perdue launched a statewide effort to raise those…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Educational Indicators, Advanced Placement, Academic Achievement
Sack, Joetta L. – Education Week, 2005
The signals had been there for years. Task force reports and researchers all predicted it. Then, in the late 1990s, the economic collapse in this blue-collar region of central Maine began. First, the Cascade Co. closed its textile mill. Then the C.F. Hathaway Co. shut down, and Dumont Industries followed suit soon after. Several stores and other…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Adult Students
Tonn, Jessica L. – Education Week, 2005
Learning what interests college-admissions committees drew this Homestead High School junior and 18 other teenagers to a 10-day College Admission Prep Camp run by Education Unlimited (EU) on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts last July 2005. The program is among many such camps offered across the country this summer, by both…
Descriptors: High Schools, Adolescents, Study Skills, Time Management
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2004
In this article, the author presents Kathy B. Cox, Georgia state schools' superintendent. She has been very conscientious about the needs of teachers and the needs of principals. She has shown creativity by establishing a position at the department to work specifically on raising SAT scores in the state--which ranks last in national comparisons on…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Profiles, Change Agents, School Supervision