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Immigrants View Test Prep as a Ticket to Better Future – Wall Street Journal

Kenn Jiang, a 10-year-old in the Bronx, takes subways for almost two hours on Saturday mornings to come to a Brooklyn tutoring center that caters to the children of immigrants eager to have them ace standardized tests.

His single mother, who cleans offices, says she expects to spend about a quarter Read More »

Apr 17, 2015

ACT Testing Vs. SAT Testing

ACT Testing Vs. SAT Testing

In the world of college entry exams, there are two that rise above the rest. The SAT and the ACT tests are the standards set for entry into college. While both are accepted at all four year colleges and universities, many question the quality of the Read More »

Mar 19, 2015

Preparing for the SHSAT

New York City requires their eighth and ninth grade students to take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, or the SHSAT, to determine admission to one of the cities nine Specialized High Schools. On average, 20,000 students take the SHSAT test a year but only a fraction of those are Read More »

Feb 22, 2015

SAT Test Scores Invalidated After Lapse In Procedure

The Education Testing Service (ETS), the administration in charge of organizing various standardize exams, has invalidated student’s test scores from the Packer Collegiate Institution in Brooklyn Heights after citing major gaps in testing protocol and procedure.

The infractions, first reported in an internal memorandum obtained by the New York Times, reported Read More »

May 22, 2012

CityTime Scandal Settlement Gives Mayor’s Education Budget a Boost

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has stated that the settlement of almost half a billion dollars from the CityTime payroll scandal will now enable New York to fill more than 2,500 teaching positions, which were previously eliminated from the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The settlement serves as a much-needed Read More »

May 9, 2012