Posts Tagged ‘anti-testing’

Crazy test day experiences? Terrible exam proctor? Share your story!

May 1, 2010

Here are stories of terrible SAT exam proctoring: the proctor audibly chatting on her cellphone the entire test, or snipping roses from a bouquet and distracting the students. I’ve had students tell me that their proctor didn’t watch the clock and just let the students keep on working (sweet extra time!) or cut them short (unfair!). This New York Times article recounts some horror tales which will hopefuly make your test day experience look good in contrast.

Have a test day horror story of your own to recount? From terrible proctors to forgotten admission tickets to getting lost on the way to the test locale – I’ve heard some good ones. Please share yours in the comments!

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Last resort: Poor SAT scores but top grades? Consider SAT-optional colleges

April 18, 2010

Sarah Lawrence College is one of a growing number of top colleges which accept students without SAT or ACT scores.

A recent article in New York magazine takes a look at the admissions process at Sarah Lawrence College. According to the author, Sarah Lawrence claims to be the only college in the country that does not consider SAT scores at all. Grades, personal qualities (extracurricular activities, background factors, interview) and writing make up their admissions factors.

http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/65135/