Maison Favre Bex / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes

first_img Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Maison Favre Bex / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes Maison Favre Bex / Bonnard Woeffray ArchitectesSave this projectSaveMaison Favre Bex / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes Year:  Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 23 Share CopyAbout this officeBonnard Woeffray ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesBexSwitzerlandPublished on December 02, 2010Cite: “Maison Favre Bex / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes” 02 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Bonnard Woeffray Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Bex, Switzerland 2007 Houses Photographs:  Hannes HenzText description provided by the architects. The residence is located in an orchard in the heart of Le Crêtel, a hamlet not far from the pretty little town of Bex. Save this picture!© Hannes HenzAlongside the existing elements, the property comprises the orchard wall, an ancient shed and fruit trees. It benefits from views both of the immediate vicinity (orchard and hamlet) and distant (alpine landscape). Its envelope performs a twist in order to define the front yard and provide privacy in the garden. Its typology addresses the lifestyle of a family with three adolescent children. The accesses and stairways are doubled-up for flexibility and versatility. Save this picture!© Hannes HenzThis was a low-cost construction project: the materials, their deployment and the standard of the fittings are basic. The house utilises a timber frame structure. The interior studwork consists of industrial woodchip panels that provide the structure with the required bracing. The floors consist of a tough, pigmented concrete screed. Some of the spaces have been given a colour finish to create a range of moods that change according to the time of day. Save this picture!© Hannes HenzIn keeping with the context, the facades are clad in plywood panels featuring a brownish green finish that imbues the dwelling with a certain rustic character. The envelope is pierced with two types of window: those in the rooms, which are of standard size, and the mirrored glazing to the common parts, which are larger. Flush with the facade, the latter make a feature of the surrounding countryside, as much for someone looking out as for someone outside, in that they reflect whatever is around them.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse-in-a-Can / Austin + MergoldArticlesThe Indicator: My RobotArticles Share ArchDaily Switzerland Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Nova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados

first_img Nova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Gustavo Xavier+ 30 Share Architects: Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Brazil Nova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveNova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados CopyAbout this officeDenise Macedo Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNova LimaBrazilPublished on March 14, 2013Cite: “Nova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados” [Casa Nova Lima / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados] 14 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Copy•Nova Lima, Brazil “COPY” Projects Area:  1100 m²Save this picture!© Gustavo XavierRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The concept of this project started from the perception of huge tendency that this House would have as a space for CONTEMPLATION. Save this picture!© Gustavo XavierFirst the House would have the purpose of sheltering and expose a considerable collection of contemporary art, and second, outlined by valleys and blue mountains of Minas Gerais, the environment is surmounted by a rare and spectacular landscape, which should be brought indoors in all their environments, bedrooms, baths, living rooms, Office, and mainly, the kitchen, because the cuisine is also focus of interest of the owner. Save this picture!© Gustavo XavierTherefore the project should attend and harmonize two important needs: large area in brickwork walls for the exhibition of the arts, and facades with glass so that the external landscape could be seen in the House. Thus was created a gallery of 14 meters deep, and double height of 6 meters high, offering a display area of 190 square meters. Save this picture!© Gustavo Xavier The wall of the left side of this photo gallery 14metros has allowed the creation of a ramp with 28 meters long, promoting a movement and a walk surrounded by valuable works of art aimed at, and the extraordinary landscape external frameworks.  Save this picture!SectionThe choice of materials and finishes aimed at simplicity and plainness, characteristics important to the owner, couple seeking to avoid interference to the exhibition of works and architectural tracing, tracing this with prospects already very well demarcated by the apparent color of the metallic structure of iron ore, beside this region is a large mining site. To evade interference was chosen the burnt cement floor, and the white walls with special paint and cleaned, including baths and kitchen, do not have coatings. All sides are in white Corian, which mimic with the walls, and the carpentry in white lacquer, was conceived with the intention of not promoting the highlight on the walls, but complement them. Save this picture!© Gustavo XavierThe definition of the furniture was guided by the same concept so that at no time does not compete with the work, but at the same time mimetizasse the cement floor burned. The pieces were chosen by the sobriety and elegance of color and design, following the coherence that has guided the entire project.Save this picture!© Gustavo XavierProject gallerySee allShow lessQingdao Harborfront Redevelopment Proposal / EE&K a Perkins Eastman CompanyUnbuilt ProjectLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Naruse House / MDS

first_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Naruse House / MDS photographs:  Masao NishikawaPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiText description provided by the architects. Plan with several axes and a large gable roofThe site is situated in a residential district on an undulating land in the suburb of Tokyo. The house stands on an irregular shaped lot facing a junction of three slightly sloping roads. Plan of the building is composed of exterior walls placed parallel to site perimeters, with garage and garden subtracted from those. Private rooms are provided along the exterior walls, and the remaining space is allocated for a public space for family gatherings.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe shared space is defined by rotated walls set along spatial axis at various angles according to the surroundings, creating a sense of distortion in space. The ground level has stepped floors according to inclination of the land, and a floor that can be used as dining table is located at the center. The shared space extends into the terrace covered with deep eaves and the entrance porch, and connects with the exterior space beyond.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaPrivate rooms and the shared space are loosely divided by shelves and desks that can be used from both sides. Various elements, such as the site, architecture, and furniture, are seamlessly connected including a floor that is used as a large chair for dining table, a floor that can be used as dining table, and irregular-shaped shelves set along spatial axis.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaWe designed a pitched-roof set at a low height of one-story, so that the house naturally blends in with the surrounding environment. The roof is kept low at the west entrance, while having large windows provided along the viewing terrace overlooking the beautiful greenery towards the southeast direction.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaIn terms of section, dramatic spaces are realized by a combination of inclined ceiling, rotated walls and stepped floors. The house seems to be a plain pitched-roof house from outside, but it potentially offers one an eye-opening spatial experience inside.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew BIG-Designed Neighborhood to Activate Aarhus’ WaterfrontUnbuilt ProjectHerzog & de Meuron Designs 28-Story Luxury Tower for ManhattanUnbuilt Project Share Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Japan 2013 CopyHouses•Machida, Japan Photographs Year:  “COPY” Naruse House / MDSSave this projectSaveNaruse House / MDS Projects Area:  95 m² Area:  95 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2013 CopyAbout this officeMDSOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMachidaHousesJapanPublished on September 24, 2014Cite: “Naruse House / MDS” 24 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: MDS Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Funding newsletter from Charities Information Bureau

 16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 June 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Leeds-based Charities Information Bureau publishes a monthly Funding Newsletter. The publication, available via e-mail, contains short news items on new sources of trust, government (UK and EU), and company funding, together with news of upcoming deadlines. Each issue covers around 30 funding items. The newsletter is even checked for viruses before it is despatched.Editor Andrew Pring says that the newsletter “is intended to reach those areas of the North of England which are not served by Funding Advice Services (such as the ‘South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau’ and ‘Funding in the North East’) who provide their own newsletters.”There is a modest £30 subscription charge for this newsletter but it given the excellent service it is very good value. Find out more from the Charities Information Bureau. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Funding newsletter from Charities Information Bureau read more

New York City school bus struggle

first_imgGraphic: Kwame, PIST NYC FacebookFighters for the rights of both New York City school bus workers and the students who need their services remain determined to keep up the struggle following a series of ups and downs in the first half of 2013.Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s December 2012 Request for Bids, which removed the seniority hiring and benefits known as Employee Protection Provisions from 1,100 bus and van routes, provoked a strike in January and February by 8,800 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 — mainly women from immigrant and other working-class communities.Despite the hardship this lack of transportation created for some 150,000 students and false claims by the administration that EPP was illegal, support for the strikers’ demand for job security reached new highs among bus riders’ families. This was especially true for those who had already been seeking to improve other aspects of how special-education busing is handled, such as Parents to Improve School Transportation (PIST), with its School Bus Bill of Rights campaign.After four-and-a-half weeks of striking, union leaders became convinced that a fair settlement could not be negotiated with the “mayor of Wall Street” and chose to call off the strike, but to seek other political and policy approaches to restoring EPP. The bids went forward this spring and were approved by the Panel for Education Policy, which has a majority of Bloomberg appointees.On June 26, more than 2,000 drivers and matrons at several New York City school bus companies were terminated.These workers, many of whom have 20 or even 30 years’ experience, must now either reapply for these K-12 special-education routes (with pre-K runs tacked on during the middle of the day!) at $10 to $15 an hour or seek early retirement.‘Why is the safety of our children up for bidding?’Parent activists are angry that senior bus crews will be replaced by a wave of inexperienced people with less safety know-how. They are predicting high rates of error, accidents, burnout and turnover.Johnnie Stevens, father of a mini-wagon rider and PIST member, told Workers World, “A city that cares for its youth would not trash a workforce that has provided educational access — a civil right — for decades. The well-being of students and communities should come before corporate profits.”A combination of unknown non-union contractors that have never transported NYC school children before, and one company (Little Richie) that has a reputation — attested to by complaints from parents from the outer boroughs — of using vehicles in bad condition and that has basically a company union, will be handed the 1,100 routes in September. The Panel for Educational Policy approved this deal by a 6-4 vote in late May, over the loud protests of parents and 100 uniformed school bus workers in the meeting hall.Long-time school bus drivers and matrons, who went on strike in the dead of winter to prevent the above scenario, are furious. “The new contractors plan to treat busing like an assembly line. They’ll have to find people to hire … the experienced ones won’t want to be part of the degrading of this profession,” Maria Gentile, who has 36 years experience, told PIST. She added, “When will the matrons and drivers get training or drug testing if they are doing three runs a day? How will they have car seats for pre – Kindergarteners if there are big kids on the same bus?”Gentile asks the public to urge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign S 5848, also known as A 8060, which requires comprehensive training and job security measures for those transporting students with disabilities.The workers forced out in June join about 74 others whose companies (Tufaro and Rainbow) refused to put them back on buses in February. These lockouts led to National Labor Relations Board cases, which were unsuccessful in restoring jobs as of July 8. Parent complaints about the resulting chaos restored at least one driver’s job, but as 20-year driver Theresa Giordano told PIST, “The rest of us now feel pressured to retire to keep our benefits.”Terminated and active members of ATU 1181 are all owed back wages by school bus companies, which illegally imposed a contract this spring with 7.5 percent cuts and theft of accrued (vacation) pay. Many fear that by the time the NLRB settles the case, company heads will try closing to avoid paying, although most of the owners have other assets.Parents such as Milagros Cancel, Bronx PIST leader and mother of three bus riders, agree with school bus workers that the NYC Department of Education is complicit in trying to bust the union at the expense of the students’ safety and civil rights. She told PIST, “We have been asking the DOE for months, why is the safety of our children up for bidding? We want EPP!”At a June 12 Bronx PIST meeting, parents and ATU activists exchanged strategies for turning this situation around by organizing — in the courts, on the internet and in the streets.Besides informing the press and all relevant government agencies of their concerns, Cancel said, “PIST members will be out all summer recruiting others to join the fight for better busing. We will protest at the bid conference on July 29 and demand: Safety for children; justice for workers!”Catalinotto is a PIST organizer. Readers can contact PIST at [email protected] or 347-504-3310 (Se habla español) or “like” the PIST NYC Facebook page.Correction: The first version of this report incorrectly identified “Allied” (Allied Transit, Inc.) as one of the bus companies that terminated drivers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

No to NATO and Quad

first_imgThe Joe Biden administration’s first 100 days has gotten the most publicity for its $2 trillion for COVID-19 relief and another proposed $2 trillion for infrastructure. The infrastructure bill — supposedly financed by taxing the 1% — has yet to be passed. Some call it the most extensive social program since Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Great Society.LBJ, we recall here, wrote his history less with his Great Society than with his escalation of the U.S. war on Vietnam. This escalation created misery in Indochina, led to Johnson’s early retirement and eventually to an ignominious defeat for U.S. imperialism.Biden, too, proposes infrastructure but provokes conflict around the world. Right now — spring 2021 — major military maneuvers are targeting Russia and China. Washington’s European imperialist allies welcomed the Biden regime. The new U.S. president seemed more likely to give these NATO allies — Britain, France, Germany, Italy, etc. — a more reasonable share of the wealth looted from the rest of the world. And less smarmy criticism. In public, anyway.Now NATO’s “Defender Europe” exercises has 28,000 troops from the U.S. and 25 NATO allies and partners under Pentagon leadership spreading COVID-19 through Europe as they menace Russia. (See WW article, the other side of the globe, the U.S. Navy will ply the waters of the South and East China Sea starting May 11 in alliance with its fellow exploiters in Australia, Japan and India — joined this year for the first time by the French Navy. Because it has four members, they called this alliance “the Quad,” as in quadrilateral. Adding France, they now call it the Quad+1 — apparently French membership is still conditional. The Quad directs its energy and its warships against China, under the direction of U.S. imperialism. They all have extensive economic relations with China. While the Quad has not yet reached the level of an Asian NATO, French imperialism’s participation shows its potential. French colonialism laid claim to Indochina for a century until the French rulers’ ignominious defeat in 1954 in the battle at Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam. One has to wonder if the current French regime dreams of a return, this time subordinate to Washington. It’s a dream that can quickly become a nightmare. The strategists of Japanese imperialism, which once occupied China, Korea, and for a shorter period the Philippines and other Indo-Pacific countries, should remember that too.A corporate media deluge demonizing China accompanies the warships’ show of force near Taiwan and the Spratly Islands, adding to the danger of a new Cold War — or even a hot one. They fault China for controlling its COVID-19 crisis and resuming economic growth. The media also charges China with autocratic rule, human rights violations, etc. The same media could easily expose the Quad — India’s pandemic disaster and its treatment of Muslims, other minorities and “lower castes,” Australia’s treatment of its Aboriginal population, U.S. police murders and mass incarceration, for example — for many more crimes, and these with a strong basis in reality.These war exercises may look only like distant warnings of danger. But they more likely are the symptoms of a capitalist, imperialist system in decline — but still capable of great damage. However mild Biden may appear at home, the working class and progressive movement here had better keep its guard up against a new imperialist war. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blanket Coverage – Episode 116 (Kobe Bryant Tribute, Super Bowl Preview)

first_imgJack Wallace ReddIt + posts Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Twitter Previous articleRifle honors seniors on SaturdayNext articleTCU struggles offensively, falls to No. 1 Baylor in Waco Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Jack Wallace Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Jack Wallace 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook TCU News Now 4/28/2021 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East TAGSball don’t lieblanket coveragecbbnbaNFLnflplayoffssuperbowl Twitter printJack and Noah start today’s episode with a tribute and look back at the late Kobe Bryant’s legendary career both on and off the court before shifting to some pregame Super Bowl LIV talk. Tune in next week when we have Super Bowl recap and start some XFL talk. Facebook Jack Wallace ReddIt Linkedin Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

Akdeniz Chemson Launches a New Zinc Borate Plant

first_imgLocal News Pinterest Previous articleAndreescu’s comeback stalls with loss at Australian OpenNext articleBucks win 139-112 in Timberwolves coach Chris Finch’s debut Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest Akdeniz Chemson Launches a New Zinc Borate Plant Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 19, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Tullyarvan Mill Park attacked

first_img Tullyarvan Mill Park attacked Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp €1000’s worth of damage has been caused to Tullyarvan Mill Park, Buncrana.Yesterday morning it was discovered that 3 picnic Picnic benches were vandalised on Monday night.The park is used by many people from the local area as well as tourists who visit the park from across the continent.Tullyarvan Mill Park manager, Michael Diver, says the park may now have to be closed to locals, incase of a further incident of its kind.Speaking earlier to the Shaun Doherty Show, Tullyarvan Mill Park manager, Michael Diver expressed how disheartening it is …Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleIrish Water urges householders in pre 1980 houses to check for lead pipingNext articleMcGuinness calls on British Secretary of State to release funding for legacy inquests admin Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE center_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By admin – July 27, 2016 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegallast_img read more

Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After the University of Chicago announced late last week it’s scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same.“I know other schools will follow,” Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the nonprofit National Center for Fair and Open Testing, told Good Morning America. “It’s a huge trend.”“Evidence shows that there are better ways to determine which applicants are likely to succeed as undergraduates,” Schaeffer said. “You don’t need the ACT or SAT test to do that. High school record predicts undergraduate success and graduation better than any test has ever done.”The University of Chicago’s vice president and dean of admissions, James G. Nondorf, touted the new test-optional application process as a way for the school to become more accessible for “under-resourced and underrepresented students.”The school’s revamped admissions process and new financial aid initiative “levels the playing field, allowing first-generation and low-income students to use technology and other resources to present themselves as well as any other college applicant,” Nondorf said in a statement. “We want students to understand the application does not define you — you define the application.”Schaeffer argued that “non-academic” factors such as extracurricular activities, leadership skills, community service and “whether you’ve overcome obstacles in your life,” are also often key indicators of whether a student will thrive at a university.“Most of that is ignored when filling out bubbles on a Saturday morning, which is all those tests are,” he said.As the standardized test-prep tutoring industry has also grown into a multimillion-dollar industry, many question how equitable the tests are for low-income students who can’t afford the extra coaching.The College Board, the organization that publishes and develops the SAT, told ABC News that it’s continuing to “help students clear a path to college across a changing college admission landscape.”“With our members,” the organization said in a statement, “we redesigned the SAT to make it a more fair test for all students, and we revolutionized test prep with free, personalized practice. We will always bet on students and firmly believe that all students can practice, improve and show they’re ready for college.”A report published this year by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a trade group of more than 16,000 college counselors and admissions professionals, looked at 28 schools that have adopted a test-optional policy. Researchers found a majority of the institutions reported an increase in overall applications as well as an increase in applications from students with more diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in college populations.Schools that go test-optional “can choose from a better pool that better reflects where the United States is,” Schaeffer said. Moreover, “it creates pathways for college degrees for many kids that would have been shut out.”Going test-optional also does not necessarily hurt those who performed well on standardized tests, according to Schaeffer, but rather gives students the choice to submit their scores only if they feel it helps their application.“A kid who has very high SAT and ACT scores and a weak academic record can still apply with those test scores,” he said.A test-optional application simply “allows teenagers to put their best foot forward,” Schaeffer said. “If it’s test scores, so be it. But if it’s not test scores, it’s not a barrier for them.”The ACT told ABC News in a statement that it “respects the right of each institution to establish the admission policies that best meet the needs of the college and its students,” but urged institutions considering going test-optional to “determine whether or not students and the institution will benefit from such a move.”“We believe — and research suggests — that ACT scores add meaningful insight and significant value above and beyond other predictors of success in the college admission decision process,” the statement added. “ACT scores provide a common, standardized metric that allows colleges to evaluate students who attend different high schools, live in different states, complete difference courses with different teachers and receive different grades on a level playing field.”The ACT added, “Comparing students based on widely different sources of information with no common metric increases the subjectivity of admissions decisions.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more