20 mai 2017

A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. More than 100 elite private high schools aim to replace traditional transcripts with competency-based, nonstandardized documents -- with no grades. They plan to expand to public high schools, with goal of completely changing how students are evaluated. More...

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Illinois Court: FOIA Applies to College Foundation

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. An Illinois appeals court ruled Tuesday the College of DuPage Foundation is subject to state open-records laws, The Chicago Tribune reported. More...

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NCAA Report Sees More Academic Success

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A report released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association Wednesday said that athletes in Division I improved academically for the 12th consecutive year, according to the association's academic progress rate. More...

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Challenge to B-School Rankings

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Twenty-one scholars at a range of business schools are about to publish a joint call to change the way business schools are ranked. They argue that traditional methods -- which reduce business schools to ordinal rankings -- are deceptive and biased toward certain kinds of M.B.A. and other business school programs. More...

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A Busy Week in Admissions News

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Critique of b-school rankings; year two of Maine's efforts to draw out-of-state students; promoting transfer; rising discount rates; and the latest coffee-college partnership. More...

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'Who Gets In?'

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New book shows the impact of grades, test scores, race and gender on admission to competitive colleges. More...

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Experts at High Schools and Colleges React to Radical Reform Plan

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Some praise plan offered by more than 100 elite private schools to kill high school transcripts and reform college admissions. Others are dubious. More...

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Tough Year for Midwestern Liberal Arts Colleges

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Every spring, you can expect an announcement from Williams College about a record number of applications, and record achievement levels in the applicant pool and among those who were admitted. More...

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‘Financial Emergency’ at Mills

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College announces layoffs (likely including tenured professors) and plans for curricular reform -- amid a deficit that has grown to $9 million. More...

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‘What Are the Arts and Sciences?’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A professor discusses how he turned to his colleagues for help answering the question -- and turned the results into a book. More...

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