One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions

A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #audio-neutral-informative, #california, #education-k-12, #lowell-high-school-san-francisco-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #tests-and-examinations

This Company Knows How to Increase Students’ Test Scores

NewGlobe Schools uses some of the world’s most successful educational techniques.

#bridge-international-academies, #education, #education-k-12, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kenya, #tests-and-examinations

China Tries to Keep Covid Out of Its Grueling College-Entrance Exams

Some students have to travel from locked-down areas to testing sites in special vehicles, while others might be isolated for the exam.

#admissions-standards, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shanghai-china, #tests-and-examinations

A Prominent Manhattan Doctor Is Accused of Sexual Assault

Dr. Kevin M. Cahill performed abusive and unnecessary examinations, a former patient claims in a lawsuit, and pursued her romantically for years. His lawyer says the exams were appropriate.

#american-irish-historical-society, #cahill-kevin-m, #doctors, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #lenox-hill-hospital, #manhattan-nyc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

How to Report Your Home Covid Test Result

In many places, there is no system for sharing home test results with health officials, but the information may still be beneficial for public health.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #mobile-applications, #telemedicine, #tests-and-examinations

Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met

An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.

#artificial-intelligence, #broward-college, #cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #florida, #honorlock-inc, #tests-and-examinations

Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases

Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.

#cancer, #computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #contrast-imaging, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ct-scan, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ge-healthcare, #hospitals, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tests-medical, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states

My College Students Are Not OK

Late assignments, failed tests, sleeping in class: Welcome to the pandemic-era university.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #grading-of-students, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-dallas

Supreme Court Allows Elite High School’s New Admissions Rules

A group including parents of Asian American students challenged the new criteria at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us, #tests-and-examinations, #thomas-jefferson-high-school-for-science-and-technology-fairfax-va, #virginia

New York City to Expand Gifted and Talented Program but Scrap Test

The mayor unveiled a plan to add seats in the highly selective program for both kindergartners and third graders and to permanently replace an admissions test with universal screening.

#adams-eric-l, #banks-david-c-1962, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #education-department-nyc, #gifted-students, #new-york-city, #tests-and-examinations, #united-federation-of-teachers

Hoping to Identify Cheaters, a Professor Sues His Own Students

David Berkovitz, who teaches business law at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., sued an unnamed group of his students — identified only as “Does” — after he discovered that his midterm and final exams had been uploaded to a popular website.

#chapman-university, #cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #copyrights-and-copyright-violations, #course-hero, #orange-calif, #school-discipline-students, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tests-and-examinations

Making the SAT and ACT Optional Is the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Intended or not, it sends a message that some students of color are less capable.

#admissions-standards, #affirmative-action, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #hispanic-americans, #internal-sub-only-nl, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-north-carolina

How It Feels to Be an Asian Student in an Elite Public School

Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and other schools across the country are under pressure to end entrance exams. Students have complicated feelings about that.

#admissions-standards, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-technical-high-school, #carranza-richard-a, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #race-and-ethnicity, #stuyvesant-high-school, #tests-and-examinations

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.

#admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states

Harvard Won’t Require SAT or ACT Scores for Admission for Several Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

Harvard Extends Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Four Years

The university joins many others that have eliminated the ACT and SAT requirements, adding fuel to the movement to get rid of standardized test scores.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #harvard-university, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

5 Takeaways From the First N.Y.C. Mayoral Debate

Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa traded attacks over past lies, a Brooklyn apartment and “buffoonery” on the debate stage.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #elections-mayors, #government-employees, #guardian-angels, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #sliwa-curtis, #tests-and-examinations, #vaccination-and-immunization

Adams Commits to Keeping Gifted and Talented, But Leaves Details Unclear

Eric Adams, the likely next mayor of New York City, rebuked Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for gifted education. It’s not clear what exactly Mr. Adams will do.

#adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #education-k-12, #gifted-students, #new-york-city, #panel-for-educational-policy, #tests-and-examinations

How The Coronavirus Pandemic Made The CFA Test Tougher

This summer, a record low number of C.F.A. test takers passed the first level of the notoriously difficult exams, reviving an old debate about the merits of the qualification.

#business-schools, #cfa-institute, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marks-howard-s, #oaktree-capital-group-llc, #tests-and-examinations

The Pandemic Made the Finance Industry’s Toughest Test Tougher

This summer, a record low number of C.F.A. test takers passed the first level of the notoriously difficult exams, reviving an old debate about the merits of the qualification.

#business-schools, #cfa-institute, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marks-howard-s, #oaktree-capital-group-llc, #tests-and-examinations

What Should We Do About Systemic Racism?

Understand it better, for starters.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #brown-v-board-of-education-supreme-court-decision, #equal-educational-opportunities, #internal-sub-only, #kendi-ibram-x, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tests-and-examinations

18 Midshipmen Are Expelled or Resign From Naval Academy Amid Cheating Inquiry

When the academy administered a physics test last year, it had to be flexible because of Covid-19 restrictions. It later learned that dozens of midshipmen had used outside resources during the exam.

#annapolis-md, #buck-sean-s, #cheating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-naval-academy

We Are Leaving ‘Lost Einsteins’ Behind

Hundreds of thousands of highly capable people are being dropped by the wayside.

#admissions-standards, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #education-k-12, #educational-testing-service, #for-profit-schools, #income-inequality, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #reading-and-writing-skills-education, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-economy

Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

A new policy will increase representation of Black and Latino students in the prestigious public schools, which serve as a gateway to elite colleges.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #black-people, #boston-mass, #boston-latin-school, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-and-examinations

Dartmouth Medical School Drops Cheating Case Against Students

The Ivy League school said it was dismissing allegations that students had looked up online course materials during remote exams.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #medical-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #tests-and-examinations

A Young Mother Found Herself Cripplingly Weak. Did Her Operation Cause This?

Three months after having bariatric surgery, she was vomiting several times a day and couldn’t even move her eyes.

#autoimmune-diseases, #bariatric-surgery, #eyes-and-eyesight, #tests-and-examinations, #vitamins

The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions

The SAT is falling out of favor, but factors like the essay have their own issues.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #income, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-california

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.

#act-examination, #admissions-standards, #california, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations, #university-of-california

Online Cheating Charges Upend Dartmouth Medical School

The university accused 17 students of cheating on remote exams, raising questions about data mining and sowing mistrust on campus.

#cheating, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dartmouth-college, #dartmouth-medical-school, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #doctors, #e-learning, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #geisel-school-of-medicine, #medical-schools, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #science-and-technology, #software, #tests-and-examinations

Are Your Illegal Drugs Pure? New Zealand Will Check Them for You.

A law will allow controlled substances to be tested without penalty to ensure their authenticity. The goals are to reduce health risks and, perhaps, change users’ behavior.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #festivals, #law-and-legislation, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #tests-and-examinations

Ohio Medical Board Reopens 91 Sexual Assault Cases Involving Doctors

The review was prompted by an investigation into how Richard H. Strauss, a former team doctor at Ohio State who was implicated in at least 177 sex-abuse cases, had gone undetected for so long.

#colleges-and-universities, #dewine-mike, #doctors, #ohio, #ohio-state-university, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #strauss-richard-h-1938-2005, #tests-and-examinations

Cow Curriculum Becomes India’s Latest Ideological Battleground

The Hindu nationalist government postponed plans for a national student exam on cows that critics said used specious claims and substituted religion for science.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #cattle, #colleges-and-universities, #hinduism, #india, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #tests-and-examinations

A College Program for Disadvantaged Teens Could Shake Up Elite Admissions

An education program is immersing underprivileged students in Ivy League classes, and the students’ success has raised questions about how elite university gatekeepers determine college prospects.

#admissions-standards, #arizona-state-university, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-university, #cornell-university, #cornfeld-leslie, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #ivy-league, #national-education-equity-lab, #new-elisa, #tests-and-examinations, #yale-university

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.

#admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #sat-college-admission-test, #tests-and-examinations

West Point Cheating Scandal: What to Know

More than 70 West Point cadets have been accused of cheating on an exam, the institution’s largest academic scandal in decades.

#cathedral-church-of-st-john-the-divine-manhattan-ny, #cheating, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tests-and-examinations, #trinity-church-manhattan-ny, #troy-ny, #united-states-military-academy

More Than 70 West Point Cadets Are Accused in Cheating Scandal

The U.S. Military Academy faces its biggest academic scandal in nearly 50 years over allegations of cheating on a calculus exam.

#cheating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-military-academy

N.Y.C. to Change Many Selective Schools to Address Segregation

The pandemic prompted the mayor’s most significant action yet on integration: a major shift in how hundreds of schools admit students.

#admissions-standards, #asian-americans, #beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #black-people, #de-blasio-bill, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #roosevelt-eleanor-high-school-manhattan-ny, #segregation-and-desegregation, #tests-and-examinations

Reopening Schools Before a Children’s Vaccine

Experts say we may not need to wait.

#children-and-childhood, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education, #education-secondary, #grading-of-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tests-and-examinations, #vaccination-and-immunization

The College-Entrance Exam Is 9 Hours Long. Covid-19 Made It Harder.

In South Korea, planes are grounded and parents pray as high school students hunker down for the grueling test. But this year, officials and students had to navigate a pandemic.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #south-korea, #tests-and-examinations

New U.S. Citizenship Test Is Longer and More Difficult

Critics say the new test is harder for English learners. It features more nuanced questions and highlights such issues as states’ rights and the Vietnam War.

#citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #tests-and-examinations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

128 Tricky Questions That Could Stand Between You and U.S. Citizenship

‘‘Name one example of an American innovation.” Umm … “Real Housewives”? Skyscrapers? This test?

#citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #citizenship-and-naturalization, #immigration-and-emigration, #tests-and-examinations, #tuberville-tommy

More Than 30 Charged in Scheme to Fix Coast Guard Test Scores

An employee at a Coast Guard testing center entered false scores in exchange for bribes, federal prosecutors say.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #louisiana, #smith-dorothy, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states-coast-guard

Want to Reduce Cheating in Online Learning? Use Honor Codes

Many are tempted to cheat, but honor codes are surprisingly effective in curbing the problem.

#cheating, #e-learning, #tests-and-examinations

She Was Going Into Labor. But She Had a Bar Exam to Finish.

Brianna Hill, who gave birth to a baby boy between sections of the exam, has earned kudos for determination. But some law school graduates say her story points to flaws with the testing system amid the pandemic.

#chicago-ill, #law-schools, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #tests-and-examinations

When Algorithms Give Real Students Imaginary Grades

In-person final exams were canceled for thousands of students this spring, so computers stepped in — to disastrous effect.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #international-baccalaureate, #tests-and-examinations

U.K. Backs Down in A-Level Testing Debacle Tied to Coronavirus

With students unable to sit for college exams during the pandemic, the government tried guessing how they might do. It did not go well.

#admissions-standards, #grading-of-students, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #tests-and-examinations, #williamson-gavin

Need to Take the MCAT? You’ll Still Have to Do It in Person

Admissions tests for many graduate schools have gone online. But not the MCAT, the exam for aspiring doctors. It must still be taken in person, pandemic or not.

#admissions-standards, #assn-of-american-medical-colleges, #education, #graduate-schools-and-students, #medical-college-admission-test-mcat, #medical-schools, #skorton-david-j, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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.

#advanced-placement-tests, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #tests-and-examinations

Andrew Cuomo to President Trump: Mobilize the Military to Help Fight Coronavirus

The time is growing short and fewer options are available. Using federal troops to help create hospital beds is one we should try.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #shutdowns-institutional, #states-us, #tests-and-examinations, #trump-donald-j, #united-states