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“Columbia and Barnard are the latest schools to drop SAT and ACT requirements”

As our education practices change, it is important to consider its affects on the traditional requirements of higher education.

“Standardized tests are simply one component of our holistic admissions review, in which quantitative credentials are assessed within the broader context of an applicant’s interests, background, personal qualities and accomplishments,” says Columbia Undergraduate Admissions on the change. “We hope the increased flexibility with our application will ease some of the stress students may feel when going through the college admissions process.”

To read the full article: http://college.usatoday.com/2016/07/18/columbia-and-barnard-are-the-latest-schools-to-drop-sat-and-act-requirements/

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PSA Coffee – Reading Tips

Thank you to those of you that attended the ES PSA Coffee yesterday. We were honored to be asked to help present research, ideas, and ways to support your reader at home. For those of you that were not able to join us, we offered a 4 mini-workshops rotation that focused on the following areas:

Choosing Just-Right Books

Monitoring for Understanding

Inferring – What it is and How Can I Help?

Using Home Language to Build Reading Skills

The handouts shared in the session are now available on our “Resources” page under the subject heading “Reading” (click the tab Resources, then Reading).

We hope that it is helpful and if you do have any questions or need additional resources, please contact us and/or your child’s homeroom teacher.

Happy reading, comprehending, and learning together!