16 juin 2019

ParcourSup. Un état très incomplet

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Le tableau de bord ParcoursSup est bien trop succinct. Il ne permet aucune analyse sérieuse de la situation des candidats.  Il ne distingue en effet que deux catégories de candidats : candidats lycéens et candidats en réorientation ou scolarisés à l’étranger. Plus...

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ParcourSup : risquer le surbooking ?

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée, 20 mai 2019. Communiqué de la Commission d’examen des dossiers d’entrée en L1 Physique Chimie (PC) et Sciences pour l’ingénieur (SPI IFSA). L’année de cette L1 est entièrement commune. Plus...

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Will new online guidance on ‘facilitating subjects’ help or hinder fair access to highly-selective universities?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"The Russell Group have just changed their official guidance for school students. They have moved away from a list of traditional ‘facilitating’ subjects. Instead, they are offering an online tool that gives course-specific guidance on what subjects are essential or useful to get onto different university disciplines. The new Informed Choices website is designed to be less open to misinterpretation than the old list was. More...

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12 juin 2019

The SAT’s new ‘adversity score’ is a poor fix for a problematic test

The ConversationThe College Board recently revealed a new “adversity score” that it plans to use as part of the SAT in order to reflect students’ social and economic background. More...

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10 juin 2019

Was SAT Biology Subject Test Compromised?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a group that has long criticized standardized tests and pointed to security problems on them, revealed Thursday that it had received a call with information about questions on the SAT subject test in biology given last weekend. More...

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Public University in California (Not a UC) Rejected 13,000 4.0 Applicants

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Each year, press reports focus on a few measures of the growing selectivity of colleges and universities in admissions. Typically the emphasis is on the shrinking single-digit admit rate at Ivies or Stanford University, or the only slightly better odds at elite public universities. More...

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Error in Math Scoring on May SAT

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Some test takers have received good news -- their scores are going up. But could all test takers have figured out how to report the problem. More...

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Why Are the Wealthy More Likely to Get Extra Time on the SAT?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New analysis raises questions about fairness. But is issue rich students getting accommodations they don't deserve or low-income students whose needs are not being met. More...

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ACT Comes Out Against Adversity Index

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. ACT has come out against the new adversity score that the College Board will soon assign to students based on their high schools and neighborhoods. The idea is to provide colleges with more context about applicants, who would not know their score. More...

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Who Gets Extra Time on the SAT? The Affluent

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Students who attend wealthy high schools appear more likely than those who attend low-income high schools to get extra time on the SAT and other exams, according to a new analysis by The Wall Street Journal. At some wealthy high schools identified by the Journal, one in four students is permitted to have extra time on tests by virtue of having claimed a disability. More...

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