Marshall University in West Virginia has a specific program for students with Asperger’s. Are you familiar with ? It is an online resource. Jed Baker, . has written several books as well about the subject. Jessica Kingsley publishing has a book entitled, “Succeeding in College with Asperger’s Syndrome” that is a good resource. I recommend a college program that has a director in their Office of Disability Services. Princeton Review’s, “The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with LD/ADHD” can help you find structured programs. When you call, ask them about the child’s specific needs. I have been a HS Intervention Specialist for 31 years and have had students with Asperger’s make successful transitons. Good Luck!
An article on March 9 about changes in the SAT referred incorrectly to two universities’ policies on the SAT. The test is not optional at the University of Georgia or at Johns Hopkins. The same article erroneously attributed a distinction to Wake Forest University. It was the first Top 30 national university in the . News & World Report college rankings to announce a test-optional admissions policy; it was not the first educational institution to do so. (Several institutions adopted a test-optional policy before Wake Forest.)
The corresponding percentile of each scaled score varies from test to test—for example, in 2003, a scaled score of 800 in both sections of the SAT Reasoning Test corresponded to a percentile of , while a scaled score of 800 in the SAT Physics Test corresponded to the 94th percentile. The differences in what scores mean with regard to percentiles are due to the content of the exam and the caliber of students choosing to take each exam. Subject Tests are subject to intensive study (often in the form of an AP , which is relatively more difficult), and only those who know they will perform well tend to take these tests, creating a skewed distribution of scores.