Who wins? Kids with access to AP classes, for whom SAT Subject Tests doubled their test burden. Class of 2022 and 2023 students who were overstressed about how to take tests amid pandemic seating limitations. Who loses? Excellent essayists who would hit the essay section out of the park, and use it to prove to admissions teams that they could write cogent (albeit formulaic) essays in 50 minutes without an adult editor. Students at the 2,000 U.S. high schools without AP curricula, and the many other schools with limited AP course options. Home schoolers who want to demonstrate mastery beyond an A+ from Mom. What type of student is this a nightmare for? Subject Tests were known as a backdoor way for students to study for a few weeks and do well on an exam, and bolster an application. For example, a bright kid could study a Biology Subject Test guide book and ace the test—without taking advanced high school biology. This was useful to low-income kids without access to good … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
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The new ad is part of Patagonia’s broader “Buy Less, Demand More,” campaign around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which includes a more straightforward pitch for the brand, outlining just how it’s working to get to a more healthy future, and how we as consumers can help. … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s reversible poem ad is a check on runaway Black Friday Cyber Monday spending