HateReading: The Failure of Reporting in Admission Testing

News articles about the SAT and test prep often annoy me (like so many things) and when they do I tend to #HateRead them. Here is a summary of some of those live readings of articles that have sparked mild tweet storms.


  1. That time US News posted a thing saying that if you applied Early Action/Decision you can reapply Regular decision
  2. Local papers are pretty terrible about education stories.
  3. One problem with websites is that they often don't clearly define themselves and you might end up reading something in a college or high school newspaper because it looks as "professional" as some of the news sites.

  4. Beware of articles that present n = 1 ... finding one parent/expert/educator who has a ax to grind and pretending they are representative of a systemic problem or general opinion.