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Why do so many tests have multiple-choice questions? Is there something magical about that format? And can we use that structure to our advantage? Standardized tests favor multiple-choice questions for a variety of reasons. First, they are quick to grade – using a Scantron sheet, an exam administrator can grade every test in just a...
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The ACT and SAT are both standardized tests that measure your college readiness. Each test is pivotal in the college admission process but some may find it hard to see the similarities and differences between the two. The ACT and SAT  differ in test structure, content, and strategy – which can make it hard to...
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The benefits of math tutoring can help any student achieve better grades and a better understanding of the subject. Tutoring can also improve students’ confidence and give them the ability to succeed in their classes. Additionally, math tutoring can also help to identify and address any learning challenges a student may have. For example, if...
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The art of studying is something that students should master, as it is crucial to their success in school. Whether they are studying for an exam or for new course material, a good study strategy can help a student to be focused and organized to get the most out of the time they have. Luckily,...
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For nearly two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students were forced into various distance learning situations as schools were compelled to make virtual learning the norm. Not only that but school districts faced teacher shortages, higher absent rates, and school closure. While educators did their best to adapt, unfortunately, student learning has suffered over the...
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You’ve studied, done test prep in the form of a practice test or two, and maybe you even got some tutoring as you watched that test date creep ever closer. Finally, test day arrived and went. Now the only thing to do is wait for your score. It can be a nerve-wracking experience waiting for...
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Recently, the College Board, which administers the SAT and the Advanced Placement (AP) exams, announced two significant changes to the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests. First, the SAT will no longer have an essay writing section. The current version with the essay contained a writing prompt that would require a student to compile an...
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In any other year not marked by a global pandemic of the novel coronavirus, high school juniors would be in high gear preparing for and scheduling test dates for the ACT and SAT to best position themselves for college choices. As we all know, this year has been anything but normal. High school has gone...
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Many students are currently attending school either entirely online, in a “remote” or “distance” environment, or through some form of “hybrid” experience where they attend one or two days a week, with the remainder online.  This form of education poses challenges. First, the very nature of remote learning minimizes contact with the teacher.  It may...
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COVID-19 has upended many of our normal routines, including education. It seems clear that this fall, most school districts will be offering students two options – learn entirely at home in a virtual campus, or attend in-person classes on a rotating basis with online learning, knowing those in-person classes will require social distancing, masks and...
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