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Learn how admission officers score each of their files based on what the school values most—transcript, SSAT score, interview, student essay, extracurricular activities, athletics, community service, impressions of the family,…
How to enhance your admission process with mission-based, experiential applicant visits and evaluations.
Learn about an innovative interview protocol in which candidates visit a number of stations (6-8) in order to respond to a question from a different interviewer at each station.
Graduate research sheds light on student selection in independent schools.
Keynoter William Sedlacek, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Maryland at College Park and a pioneer in noncognitive assessments, shared the wisdom he’s gained from nearly half a…
Viewers will gain a better understanding of the Chinese education landscape and what to consider when evaluating Chinese applicants.
How do access organizations find the children they in­spire? How do they prepare them for the rigors of the independent school world?
Angela Duckworth’s research on how perseverance, self-control, and grit are being promoted and assessed in two New York City schools, a KIPP charter school, and Riverdale Country School, an The…
While some people spend all their time talking about pros and cons, it’s admission officers who have to deal with the issues surrounding Chinese applicants; principally, how does one assess…
The video Skype interview is one of our school’s most important tools. It is cost-effective and provides maximum benefits for minimal investment of time.
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    The Med School Example - Building a Better, Stronger, Faster Interview Using the MMI to revamp the admission interview process Read More
  • "The Test" - Must Read, With Caveat.

    Though it’s true testing needs fixing, it also offers extraordinary promise for improving our childrens’ education. Read More
  • We Believe…But Is That Enough?

    We Believe…But Is That Enough? Is there evidence that collecting and using assessments of student learning really does promote improved student learning outcomes? Read More
  • Assessing Character: A Meeting With ETS' Patrick Kyllonen

    Assessing Character: A Meeting With ETS' Patrick Kyllonen Because a non-cognitive “construct” is another kind of skill, an attribute such as motivation or creativity can be put on Read More
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