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12
Mar

“The SAT Is Not Fair”

The cover story of the New York Times Magazine (March 9, 2014) was the SAT – the standardized test designed to put high school students on a level playing field when it comes to college admissions in the US. Written by Todd Balf, the article is humorously (but truthfully) titled “The SAT Is Hated By…All Of The Above” meaning the most widely used college admissions test is despised by “stressed-out students, frustrated educators, hamstrung admissions officers, and anxious parents.” Designed as a tool by which all students could be compared, the SAT doesn’t do what it was designed to do and is, in fact unfair because students have unequal access to two systems: education and test-prep. Read more »

10
Nov

IB Diploma Schools in Florida: Mean Scores

My daughter attended a middle school in Switzerland that provided dual tracts to the International Baccalaureate (“IB”) or the French Baccalaureate Diploma; alternatives to a typical high school diploma. When we decided to move back to the United States, I contacted the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in Geneva, Switzerland to find out about IB Diploma schools since we preferred to continue with the program. Read more »

2
Nov

Understanding the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

The International Baccalaureate program is overseen by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) – an educational foundation – based out of Geneva, Switzerland. Established in 1968 by a group of teachers at the International School of Geneva, the program has grown to become a worldwide alternative to the high school diploma. Nearly 3,300 schools in 141 countries now offer the IB diploma. Read more »