Ross Douthat’s Change of Heart About Health Care

Readers discuss a column about how a bout of sickness has changed some of his beliefs. Also: Changes in the SAT; Covid ethics; 8 planets and Pluto.

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The SAT Will Go Completely Digital by 2024

The SAT will go completely digital by 2024 amid questions about whether college admissions tests are fair, or even necessary.

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University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores

The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.

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Retooling During Pandemic, the SAT Will Drop Essay and Subject Tests

By dropping or suspending the requirement that applicants submit standardized test scores, colleges have cut into the College Board’s business model.

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What a $300,000 College Might Cost a $200,000 Family

More need-based financial aid is available for the affluent than you might expect.

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

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In New Book, Trump’s Niece Describes Him as Still a Child, Seeking Attention

The release of Mary L. Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough” has been widely anticipated.

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College Board Scraps Plans for SAT at Home

The organization that oversees the standardized test used for college admissions said the technology requirements for taking it remotely would be too great for some students.

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Why Is the SAT Falling Out of Favor?

The University of California will no longer use SAT and ACT scores in admissions decisions. Critics say the tests put less wealthy students at a disadvantage.

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Go Ahead, California, Get Rid of the SAT

When it comes to college admissions, standardized tests penalize ambitious low-income students.

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Glitches in A.P. Tests Online Add to Students’ Worries

Technical problems with the digital versions of the Advanced Placement exams caused angst for high school students and parents at an already stressful time.

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SAT and ACT Will Offer At-Home Tests if Coronavirus Closings Continue

The coronavirus is forcing the SAT and ACT to develop digital versions of the standardized tests in case schools remain closed. Critics fear that could deepen inequities.

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Some Colleges Are Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements

With high school disrupted, a growing number of schools are waiving standardized testing requirements for 2021 applicants.

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After Coronavirus, Colleges Worry: Will Students Come Back?

The pandemic has already cost universities millions of dollars. As they consider the possibility of remote classes into the fall, they’re worried about losing students, too.

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