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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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Both the ACT and SAT are standardized tests which students study and prepare
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For four straight months, SAT scores from students in Asia have been withheld over cheating concerns. The owner of the SAT, The College Board, has been silent on the issue. Regardless, the problem is that at this point in the school year, colleges are making admissions decisions with or without the affected students’ scores. Read more...
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A student at Parkway North High School in St. Louis had a very rare achievement:
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U.S. News recently released 6 tips for taking the ACT/SAT and we’d like to add a few more:
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The College Board officially announced the changes coming to the SAT, beginning with the spring administration in 2016.  The PSAT will reflect the changes in the October 2015 administration. Due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, complaints from certain colleges that the SAT did not sufficiently encourage high schools to implement more critical...
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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive involves the timing of the taking of the SAT and ACT.  Should I take it as early as possible or wait until the end of junior year?  Should I take it often or as little as possible?  What do colleges think? Juniors take the PSAT in...
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A common question we receive from prospective clients concerns the different types of providers of test prep.  Basically, they ask what makes one different than another, and is the only bottom line factor cost? Test prep for SAT and ACT takes various forms.  The most common involves a set of classes, some set in small...
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In today’s New York Times, a feature story announced that the private school association in New York City intends to remove the ERB (similar to the SSAT or ISEE) as an entrance requirement. The move away from testing as part of the application process is not necessarily new — various critics have suggested that one such...
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