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A Simple Way to Equalize the Ivies? Give Others the Legacy SAT Bonus

A Simple Way to Equalize the Ivies? Give Others the Legacy SAT Bonus

If lower-income students had a boost like those for children of alumni, selective colleges would be far less economically stratified, a study suggests.
University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions

University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions

A group of students and advocacy groups says the standardized testing requirement is biased and unconstitutional.
SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

The company will no longer use a single number to indicate the obstacles that a student might have overcome, like crime and poverty.
SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

SAT ‘Adversity Score’ Is Abandoned in Wake of Criticism

The company will no longer use a single number to indicate the obstacles that a student might have overcome, like crime and poverty.
Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.
Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

Need Extra Time on Tests? It Helps to Have Cash

Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.
The Meritocracy Is Under Siege

The Meritocracy Is Under Siege

Are we merely reproducing privilege or is there something to salvage in the system we have now?
Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

The College Board has developed a new tool for admissions officers that gives applicants a score meant to reflect their socioeconomic backgrounds.
SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

A college counseling office at a California high school. With its new adversity tool, the College Board is joining a broadening movement toward using race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action.
SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

SAT Adversity Index: A Drive Toward Diversity Without Discussing Race

A college counseling office at a California high school. With its new adversity tool, the College Board is joining a broadening movement toward using race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action.
Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

Your Questions about the New Adversity Score on the SAT, Answered

The College Board has developed a new tool for admissions officers that gives applicants a score meant to reflect their socioeconomic backgrounds.
SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

Scoring patterns on the SAT suggesting that the test puts certain racial and economic groups at a disadvantage have become a concern for colleges.
SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account

Scoring patterns on the SAT suggesting that the test puts certain racial and economic groups at a disadvantage have become a concern for colleges.
Felicity Huffman’s Guilty Plea Could Bring 4 Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman’s Guilty Plea Could Bring 4 Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman left a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday after entering a guilty plea. At left, her brother Moore Huffman Jr. walked beside her.
Felicity Huffman’s Guilty Plea Could Bring 4 Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman’s Guilty Plea Could Bring 4 Months in Jail

Felicity Huffman left a federal courthouse in Boston on Monday after entering a guilty plea. At left, her brother Moore Huffman Jr. walked beside her.
Felicity Huffman Should Get Prison Time in Admissions Scandal, Prosecutors Say

Felicity Huffman Should Get Prison Time in Admissions Scandal, Prosecutors Say

Felicity Huffman left a court hearing this month. In a plea agreement, prosecutors said that Ms. Huffman’s crime corresponded to a federal sentencing guideline of four to 10 months of prison.
Felicity Huffman Should Get Prison Time in Admissions Scandal, Prosecutors Say

Felicity Huffman Should Get Prison Time in Admissions Scandal, Prosecutors Say

Felicity Huffman left a court hearing this month. In a plea agreement, prosecutors said that Ms. Huffman’s crime corresponded to a federal sentencing guideline of four to 10 months of prison.

Donald Stewart, 80, Dies; Took Over the College Board at a Crucial Time

He favored high standards for college applicants and programs to help minority students meet those standards. Earlier he had helped revive Spelman College.
As Test Expert in Admissions Scandal Pleads Guilty, Exam Companies Move to Fix Weaknesses

As Test Expert in Admissions Scandal Pleads Guilty, Exam Companies Move to Fix Weaknesses

Mark Riddell, right, arrived at federal court in Boston on Friday.