In this week's episode you will hear
In the News (7:02) : In this week’s “In the news segment”, an article from Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed. The article is entitled, “Test-optional admissions yields benefits.” The article looks at a paper on the topic was published in the American Educational Research Journal. The paper, by Christopher T. Bennett, who is finishing up his doctorate at Vanderbilt where he is studying this issue. The article examines the impact of test-optional admissions on nearly 100 private colleges that adopted their policies between 2005-06 and 2015-16. Mark and Dave discuss the results of Bennett’s research and Dave asks a lot of pertinent questions about how this relates to the recent wave of schools that have chosen to go “test-optional”. (Length 22 minutes)
This week’s question (29:02) his week’s question is Bonus content. Every 5th episode Mark shares something that is burning on his heart.
This week’s interview (56:14) Mark interviews Vince Garcia and they look at why the University of California colleges were so difficult to get in this year. Mark and Vince draw a lot of their commentary from the following article which ran in the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-12/covid-college-admissions-season-brings-rejection-heartbreak
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:05:06) The book, I’m going to college-Not You and the subtitle is, “Surviving the college search with your child”. Jennifer Delahunty is the former dean of admissions at Kenyon College
College Spotlight (1:15:53) : College Spotlight: Trinity University (www.trinity.edu)
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