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What the SAT tests

What the SAT tests

I can't make this stuff up: three days after I reposted my 2012 essay in response to an article by a grown-up taking the SAT, Forbes published this article about -- you guessed it -- a (different) grown-up taking the (new) SAT. I can't resist the karmically-ordained...

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Take it like a grown-up

A few years ago, a 35-year-old took the SAT and wrote about the experience. I responded with the essay below, which I think is relevant to most academic work, not just the SAT. I posted the essay on Facebook, where a very interesting discussion ensued. Forgive me if...

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Math excellence for girls

From MIT and NBER, this just in: "...almost all girls with the ability to reach high math achievement levels are not doing so."  (Here's the paper.) The basic premise, which I believe in my bones to be correct, is that half of the very best math students in this...

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