Category: Test News



Real 2016 PSAT Percentiles Reveal Inflation of Last Year’s Results

Real 2016 PSAT Percentiles Reveal Inflation of Last Year’s Results

esigned test, we reported on unusually high student percentiles and raised questions about the validity of the top percentile of test takers. When a public school boasted 42 percent of its juniors in the top 1 percent, we dove into the data looking for answers. As we...
Mid-year switch to SAT test prompts angst

Mid-year switch to SAT test prompts angst

On December 23, 2015, Colorado’s Department of Education (CDE) announced surprising testing changes after reviewing bids from both the ACT and the College Board test providers.  CDE awarded a five year contract to the College Board; the revised Preliminary SAT (PSAT)...