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The Next SAT Test: Decoding the Score
This week, as students across the nation begin retrieving their scores off the College Board Web site, cries of, "What did I get?" are being replaced by, "What does it mean?"

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Rituals the Last Step In Prep for New SAT: Students Employ Lucky Customs (Post, March 13, 2005)

On Eve of Revised SAT, Uneasy Impatience (Post, March 12, 2005)

SAT's English Focus Worries Students: Nonnative Speakers Fear Disadvantage (Post, March 11, 2005)

At 50, AP Test Is Still Changing: College Board Seeks Ways to Foster Abstract Thinking (Post, Jan. 26, 2005)

Va. Schools Gain Again On State's Accrediting (Post, Oct. 29, 2004)

SAT Scores Improve At Many Area Schools: Montgomery Joins Fairfax at Elite Level (Post, Sept. 1, 2004)

SOLs Keep Few From Graduating In N.Va.: School Districts Credit Focused Teaching Effort (Post, Aug. 3, 2004)

Computers Weighing In On the Elements of Essay: Programs Critique Structure, Not Ideas (Post, Aug. 1, 2004)

Student Performance Not Tied to Urban Setting, Study Suggests (Post, Dec. 18, 2003)

Md. to Give Class of '09 Exit Exams: 5 Types of Diplomas Proposed; Dropout Rate Concerns Persist (Post, Dec. 4, 2003)

Putting Students to a Big Test: Pr. George's Middle-Schoolers To Be Required to Take PSAT (Post, Oct. 16, 2003)

Students' Proficiency in Writing Improves: 12th-Graders' Drop Termed Insignificant (Post, July 11, 2003)

Virtual High School Will Expand Beyond Prince William: Online Program to Help Non-County Students Prepare for Standards of Learning Tests (Post, June 7, 2003)

Testing the Limits of Late-Night Cramming: Review Blitzes Are Helpful for Rote Information, but Not for Long-Term Retention, Experts Say (Post, May 27, 2003)

Warner Announces SOL Remediation Program (Post, June 3, 2003; 1:14 PM)

Grammar Glitch Pushes PSAT to Rethink, Rescore (Post, May 14, 2003)

Pencil Meets Paper In Launch of Md. Test: Students Take MSA This Week (Post, March 2, 2003)

Scores Reported Up With SOL Test: Study Cites Gains On National Exams, School Curriculum (Post, Feb. 27, 2003)

Two-Thirds of Schools Meet Va. Goal: In Northern Region, Every District Improved and Most Achieved Full Accreditation, SOL Shows (Post, Nov. 8, 2002)

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