Monday, June 29. 2015
Standardized testing for college admissions is now more than 100 years old. In 1901, the first standardized tests were administered by the College Board for college admissions.
Thursday, June 25. 2015
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I can type some odd punctuation online and the Web sees and then the reader tries to apply some meaning and interpretation to those icons.
Tuesday, June 23. 2015
Monday, June 22. 2015
Not that we need more acronyms in education, but le COOC, acronyme de Corporate Open Online Course, is another one to addd to the list of variations on the MOOC model. It is also a further move into the non-academic application of the MOOC learning model.
Friday, June 19. 2015
Khan Academy has teamed up with the College Board (creators of the SAT) to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere.
When I had first seen the College Board and Khan Academy announcement that they were forming a new partnership, I liked that the free test preparation is being offered in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I think that is also important in giving access to the resources for students who might need more support or access to the Internet or computers.
Wednesday, June 17. 2015
A new "virtual art school" called Kadenze has already teamed up with programs at 18 institutions to create a digital platform designed for arts courses.
Monday, June 15. 2015
At the end of the school year in the U.S., students who are taking accelerated advanced placement courses (ones designed to be similar in content to general education courses in colleges) take the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. These exams are important factors for admissions to most elite universities. Those terms are registered trademarks of the College Board, but high schools create their own AP classes. There has long been a market for test prep materials and courses for those exams, and teachers who do tutoring outside the classroom often focus on those courses.
Friday, June 12. 2015
Thursday, June 11. 2015
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