Kevin Blissett: Out of the Cave

Leadership, Classroom 2.0, Curriculum, China

PSAT Prep

sat2_bigIt’s a bit unnerving to me that I have to begin preparing my Year 11 (U.S. Grade 10) students for their Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) at this early stage of their lives. But if I do not, I potentially put my learners behind the 8-ball.

I realize that universities need some tangible, standardized measure of student potential–and I don’t have a better solution–but it just seems to me that there should be another way out there for gauging student promise.  (And the fact is that, given the vast differences in how schools assign final grades, looking at transcripts is inconclusive.) That said, unless most universities are on board with such a solution, the exercise appears to be fruitless, which is why we still have standardized college entrance tests.

“In the meantime, students, open your prep manuals.”

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April 2, 2009 - Posted by | SAT, university

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