- Time recently looked at a study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which showed that the ACT test is not a “valid predictor” of whether a student will do well in college or not. While ACT disagrees with the study’s prediction, it has definitely cast a shadow over the reliability of the test.
- Inside Higher Ed announced that the US grade-point-average model is replacing the UK’s honors degree-classification system in seven British universities. Although Cambridge and Oxford are not on the list, six Russell Group institutions—including University College London—will be implementing this system in approximately two years.
- According to The New York Times, college applicants from multi-ethnic or multi-racial backgrounds will now have to make certain complex calculations when deciding what boxes to check on their applications. The Department of Education has begun making certain information mandatory, forcing colleges to think about whether “a student applying as black and Latino might be more desirable…than someone who is white and black.”
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