Articles by tag: ACT

New Ways Colleges Can Evaluate Prospective Students Outside the SAT

Anxiety over standardized testing may be a thing of the past for students. Over this past year, many colleges and universities chose to admit new students with more progressive criteria, making test scores obsolete in some cases. Being touted as a “holistic” approach, these institutions evaluate students as contributors to their educational development, rather…

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Education & EdTech
Have We Seen the Last of the Major Standardized Tests?

The education world was thrown off guard last year when many colleges announced they would disregard standardized tests as a part of the admissions process. And that looks like decision could become permanent. Have we seen the last of the major standardized tests? Should school districts use this opportunity to improve their tests, rather than…

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As California Phases Out SATs, What Should Schools Test Next?

The standardized testing purge continues, with school districts and universities in California, Colorado, Texas, and more, distancing themselves further from the weight of standardized testing metrics during the K-12 pipeline as well as during the college admissions process. The University of California system, for example, has put a definite end to SAT or ACT…

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Education & EdTech
Leaving the SAT Behind and Reshaping Professional Tutoring & Test Prep Work

The Fiske Guide to Colleges announced it would no longer report SAT or ACT scores. As one of the most trusted college guides, the move comes amid a flurry of institutions deciding they will also ignore the scores, at least for 2021. Research from FairTest shows 1,700 schools make the scores optional for prospective students…

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Education & EdTech
Can the SAT and ACT Evolve Past A Barrier-To-Entry Test?

With many colleges already opting out, the Fiske Guide to Colleges will no longer report SAT and ACT score ranges. The Guide found irrelevancy when it comes to the accuracy, usefulness, and validity of the scores. While the pandemic caused some schools to shift, at least temporarily, some schools are doing it because they find…

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Education & EdTech
Standardized Testing’s Impact on Student and Educator Psychology

COVID-19 has had a lasting impact on education around the globe – and it might be time to take a hard look at whether or not traditional standardized testing is up to the task of preparing learners for this new world. More legacy institutions and education organizations are distancing themselves from the SAT and…

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Business Services
Understanding How Commercialization in Education Led to 2020’s AP Tests: Ratified

Ratified is a radio show hosted by Voice of B2B Daniel Litwin, exploring the intersection of business and policy in long-form fashion.   After the nation issued a national emergency on March 13, 2020, the impact on public education rushed in like a tsunami. Schools shut their doors and hustled to transition to remote education….

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innovations in healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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ACT Announces Change in Leadership, Cost-Cutting Measures
June 3, 2020

ACT, the nonprofit organization that develops and delivers the ACT test, announced today a change in leadership and a series of cost-cutting measures to enable it to continue to serve students into the future, despite the current negative business impact of COVID-19. CEO Marten Roorda is leaving ACT, with Chief Operating Officer Janet Godwin selected…

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