The College Board will make the essay portion of its SAT admissions test optional starting in 2016 and eliminate esoteric vocabulary words, a move likely to be embraced by high school students and their parents.
U.S. Representatives Ed Markey and Joe Barton asked the College Board , owner of the SAT college entrance exam, to explain how it collects and stores data from students as the government seeks to bolster teen privacy laws.
Tuition and fees at U.S. public universities soared 8.3 percent this year, twice the rate of inflation, to an average $8,244, a College Board report found. Nonprofit private college costs rose 4.5 percent to $28,500.
California State University trustees went ahead with paying their San Diego campus president $400,000 a year, shrugging off Governor Jerry Brown’s call for reining in spiraling compensation, and boosted tuition 12 percent.
Average SAT scores for high school seniors declined three points in reading, one point in math and two points in writing from last year as a record number of students took the test used for admission at most U.S. colleges.
Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and Sacred Heart University are among colleges clarifying the application process for federal financial aid after a congressman said some students are being misled into paying unnecessary fees.