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Score higher on the SATs … GUARANTEED!

November 30, 2018

Just make sure that your parents went to college.

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Earlier this week we posted about how Asian-American students are being admitted to selective elite high schools at increasingly high rates.

Why?

Because they are academic achievers.

Why?

In part because Asian-American parents place a high priority on education, drive their children to excel (especially in STEM academics) and provide their kids with extensive  extracurricular learning experiences.

And, oh yeah, they’ve probably gone to college … providing good role modeling and ready tutoring capabilities.

To that point …

The College Board published a  “Total Group Profile Report” for recent college-bound seniors …

One set of numbers caught my eye:

SAT scores by the student’s parents level of educational attainment.

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Note that about 2/3’s of the college-bound seniors taking the SAT came from homes with a degreed parent – either associate, bachelor or graduate.

Only about 1/3 came from homes with parents having only a high school education or less.

And, the performance differentials are substantial between the groups …

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It’s official: I’m retired !

June 4, 2018

After more than 20 years teaching at Georgetown,  the word “emeritus” has been added to my title … I’ve learned that emeritus means “honored retiree”.

Whew!  I had always thought that it was something much more ominous.

I don’t golf (yet) … and after my stints in consulting, I’ve had all of the travel that I need.

So why retire?

Five main reasons:

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My motivation: I want to spend as much time as I can with my 5 awesome grandkids.

Frosting on the retirement cake:  more time with my 1 awesome wife Kathy, 2 awesome sons, 2 awesome daughters-in-law, and our 1 occasionally awesome dog Daisy.

Not to worry.

I plan to keep blogging on HomaFiles … to keep me reading, thinking and writing … and, to stay connected with loyal HomaFIles readers.

For now, my email stays the same: Ken.Homa@Georgetown.edu or the shorter homak@Georgetown.edu

Pass the word and stay in touch

Ken

Score higher on the SATs … GUARANTEED!

April 6, 2018

Just make sure that your parents went to college.

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The College Board has just released it’s “Total Group Profile Report” for recent college-bound seniors …

One set of numbers caught my eye:

SAT scores by the student’s parents level of educational attainment.

image

Note that about 2/3’s of the college-bound seniors taking the SAT came from homes with a degreed parent – either associate, bachelor or graduate.

Only about 1/3 came from homes with parents having only a high school education or less.

And, the performance differentials are substantial between the groups …

(more…)

Score higher on the SATs … GUARANTEED!

October 6, 2017

Just make sure that your parents went to college.

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The College Board publishes a “Total Group Profile Report” on college-bound seniors …

One set of numbers caught my eye:

SAT scores by the student’s parents level of educational attainment.

image

Note that about 2/3’s of the college-bound seniors taking the SAT came from homes with a degreed parent – either associate, bachelor or graduate.

Only about 1/3 came from homes with parents having only a high school education or less.

And, the performance differentials are substantial between the groups …

(more…)

Latest honor: The Budweiser ‘Good Sport’ Award

July 5, 2017

Here it is on the Washington Nationals’ Jumbotron …

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And, besides being flashed to the crowd, here’s the bundle of loot that I got …

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Score higher on the SATs … GUARANTEED!

October 13, 2016

Just make sure that your parents went to college.

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The College Board has just released it’s “Total Group Profile Report” for 2016 college-bound seniors …

One set of numbers caught my eye:

SAT scores by the student’s parents level of educational attainment.

image

Note that about 2/3’s of the college-bound seniors taking the SAT came from homes with a degreed parent – either associate, bachelor or graduate.

Only about 1/3 came from homes with parents having only a high school education or less.

And, the performance differentials are substantial between the groups …

(more…)