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Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Feb 25, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 15:28

Guest: James C. Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut While high school seniors around the country are obsessively monitoring the mail for college acceptance letters, high school juniors are stressing about taking the standardized tests that mean so much to college admissions offices. There’s extra anxiety this year because a revamped SAT debuts next month that’s supposed to be a better gauge of what kids learned in high school and a little more similar to the ACT. But will the new SAT be any better at assessing intellectual curiosity or creativity?