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A Test for the Test Makers

College Board and ACT move to grow and diversify as the pandemic fuels test-optional admissions trend
Illustration: college student with a letterman jacket that reads "I OWE U"

The Fallacy of Forgiveness

If the feds wipe out student debt, who will benefit most?

The Rise of Dual Credit

More and more students take college classes while still in high school.That is boosting degree attainment but also raising doubts about rigor.
Students at Cal State-LA collaborate as part of an advanced vehicle technology competition. The public university campus scored highest in the nation in one ranking measuring upward mobility rates.

Why So Many People Are Disappointed With Their Educations—And How To Start Fixing It.

Alternative pathways can help students find a “vocational self” and upward mobility

Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

The merits and drawbacks of “test-optional” admissions

Standardized Tests Can Serve as a Neutral Yardstick

Forum: Should State Universities Downplay the SAT?

EdNext Podcast: Making the Right Choices with College

Michael B. Horn, the co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, sits down with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss how to juggle the different paths through college, from the options in traditional higher education to certificate first programs.

A Certificate, Then a Degree

Certificate-first programs can help tackle America’s college-completion crisis

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