Academic Achievement

Swimming in the Educational Gene Pool? How Far Can Children Go With the Genes They Have?

The Huffington Post: It seems so sci-fi! First there were educational toys, then educational apps and now educational genes. A recent paper published in the journal Developmental Psychology finds that there are three genes associated with academic achievement. Florida State University, Professor Kevin Beaver headed the team reporting that certain More

Study Finds Link Between SAT Scores and Freshman Grades

The Chronicle of Higher Education: The debate over whether the SAT reliably predicts success in college has another argument in the test’s favor: an article published in the journal Psychological Science, conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and financed by the College Board, which owns the SAT. The More

Do SAT Scores Help or Hurt in Decisions About Who Will Do Well in College?

Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and performance on these tests has been linked to subsequent academic performance. As More