Standardized Tests

Your Child Should Take the ISEE Test Multiple Times

We recommend that students take the ISEE more than once. Ideally, students take the test once during the course of test preparation with a tutor, and then again at the end of test preparation. This gives students time to learn from their mistakes and practice time-management and test-taking strategies. It also gives tutors the opportunity to use the student’s test as an additional formal assessment with which to guide their instruction over the remainder of…

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What Not To Do on the SSAT

If your child is interested in attending an independent school, they will likely need to take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) in order to apply. We have the information you need on what not to do on the SSAT. Don’t guess unless you can eliminate one or more answer choices as wrong. To read more about the guessing strategy for the SSAT, click here. Don’t rush, but keep moving. Use your time wisely by…

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7 Reasons Why Your Child Needs Music Education

Music is a valuable part of any well-rounded education. While many studies on music’s benefits focus on their association with higher SAT scores in college or student involvement in middle school, the perks of a music education can actually begin much earlier. Students in elementary school exhibit a broad range of benefits from access to an early music education. From math and science to reading and beyond, children perform better in nearly every area when…

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December 2018 SSAT Locations

The next SSAT test date is fast approaching; Saturday, December 8th will be here before we know it. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of the locations for the December SSAT test. Note: this list applies to the Middle/Upper Level Standard SSAT test only. Applewild School 120 Prospect Street Fitchburg, MA 01420 Bancroft School 110 Shore Drive Worcester, MA 01605 Beacon Academy Simmons College Main Campus Building 300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02215…

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SSAT Scoring and Score Reporting

SSAT Scoring and Score Reporting Not sure how to read your child’s SSAT score report? Your child’s SSAT score report will contain the following information: Number of Items: The number of items in the content sections and subsections. Number Correct: The number of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Percent Correct: The percentage of correct answers for the content sections and subsections. Scaled Score: A score which has a range of values from…

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SSAT Test Dates Have Been Released for 2018-2019

The SSAT test dates have been released for the 2018-2019 school year. 2018-2019 SSAT Test Schedule: October 13, 2018 November 10, 2018 December 8, 2018 January 5, 2019 February 2, 2019 March 2, 2019 April 27, 2019 June 8, 2019 Remember, it can be beneficial for your child to take the test multiple times. Read below about SSAT testing and scoring strategies: Will the school I’m in automatically receive my test scores? No. All score recipients,…

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What You Need to Know About the SSAT Test

What level of the SSAT test will my student need to take? Your student’s test level is automatically selected according to the grade you select at registration. Students listed in 3rd grade will take the 3rd grade Elementary level test. Students listed in 4th grade will take the 4th grade Elementary level test. Students listed in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade will take the Middle level test. Students listed in 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th…

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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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