Standardized Tests

SAT/ACT Test Dates Released

Does your child need to take the SAT or ACT tests next year? The 2018/19 test dates have been released! SAT: August 25, 2018 October 6, 2018 November 3, 2018 December 1, 2018 March 9, 2019 May 4, 2019 June 1, 2019 ACT: September 8, 2018 October 27, 2018 December 8, 2018 February 9, 2019 April 13, 2019 June 8, 2019 July 13, 2019 Start Preparing Now! Make sure to check https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat and https://www.act.org for…

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How to Learn and Grow From Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores

Educators and students can use their PSAT/NMSQT scores to see areas where students are thriving, and areas where they need additional support. PSAT/NMSQT scores are on the same scale as SAT scores, making it easy to track student progress over time. Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT score higher, on average, on the SAT than those who do not. Scores on PSAT-Related Assessments Increase Like the SAT, the PSAT/NMSQT reflects what students are learning in the classroom,…

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Top 10 Tips for Acing the LSAT

The LSAT requires not only mastery of the exam’s content, but also the ability to anticipate and address those little details that can make or break your test day experience. Here are tips that will prepare you for both! Top 5 LSAT Tips (and 5 Bonus Tips!) Mark an answer for every question! Unlike the SAT, the LSAT has no guessing penalty. Do not be afraid to postpone your test until you are completely ready. While every test taker is…

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High School Seniors: Are You Ready for the SAT and ACT Tests?

Are you a high school senior applying to colleges? It’s not too late to take the SAT and ACT tests, but the deadlines are fast approaching! In order to make the application deadline for most schools, you will need to take these tests before the end of this calendar year. For the SAT, that means you could take the test on October 7th, November 4th, or December 2nd of 2017. For the ACT, the October…

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2017 Edition of ISEE/SSAT Preparation Book Released!

We are excited to announce that we are releasing our 2017 Edition Preparation Book for the ISEE and SSAT tests, as well as the Boston Latin Exam. Mastering the ISEE and SSAT 2017 Edition will be sent to each student! We have thoroughly researched all of the current test preparation strategies for the ISEE and SSAT tests and developed proprietary materials that enhance the current approaches and make them more effective for instruction. We have…

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Vocab Apps for Standardized Tests

Are you preparing to take a standardized test like the SAT, ACT, or GRE? If the answer is yes, you need to build up your vocabulary, fast. Here are six different vocab apps for standardized tests that can help! Knowji Vocab by Knowji, Inc: If you have trouble remembering what you’ve learned, then this is the app for you! Knowji Vocab teaches you 1600 words specifically chosen for the SAT®, GRE®, ACT®, and ASVAB exams,…

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College Application Myths

Applying to colleges can be tricky, but if you make sure that you fully understand the process, things will go more smoothly.  Many students believe the following “facts,” but doing these things will lead you down the wrong path. Here are some college application myths you should know about. 1. When applying early, there’s no real difference between early action and early decision.  Early action and early decision applications have similar deadlines, but they are very different. Early…

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Online PARCC Exams Produces Lower Scores

It has been revealed that the online PARCC exams produces lower scores than exams taken on paper. This is now raising questions about the validity of these scores as data that represents the state as a whole. Jeffrey Nellhaus, PARCC’s chief of assessment stated that although this pattern can clearly be seen, it is not indicative of the entire population and that it does not mean it occurred in every school district on every one of…

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APs, SATs, and ACTs: Exams

There’s a lot to consider when taking pre-college exams. Reference this material for your exam questions.   Advanced Placement Exams You should consider taking Advanced Placement Exams or CLEP tests in your Junior and Senior years. This allows you to test out of some college courses that can save you time and money. The exams are administered each year in the Spring with some preparation required prior to the exam. Check with your school for…

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Preparing for the SAT

I’ve been out of high school for a few years now, and even now I’m watching my younger friends prepare for taking the PSAT and the SAT. I’m having flashbacks to participating in after-school clubs and passing by my classmates huddled in corners in the library, reviewing vocabulary flashcards and scouring their prep textbooks for new material to study. Back in high school, I figured I was taking my school work just as seriously as…

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