Category Archive: standardized tests

Oct 04

Removing Unwanted ACT Scores

“Many students are surprised to learn that they have the right to remove permanently unwanted ACT scores from their transcripts. From the ACT’s perspective, students own their scores, and may send the scores or delete them as they please, as long as those tests were not used to document participation in State and District Testing. …

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Sep 25

Test Optional: Easy In Or Alternative Path?

“Colleges are putting less emphasis on standardized test scores, but that doesn’t mean the same thing for every college…. High school performance also becomes more important in the decision process for students who don’t submit test scores—with a brighter spotlight on GPA. For a few Test Optional colleges, like George Mason University, only students with …

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Mar 30

How Will Top Colleges Use The Redesigned SAT?

“Did you hear the latest? XYZ University won’t be accepting the current SAT for the class of 2017 (current sophomores). It’s making that class take the redesigned SAT! I’m having my child switch to the ACT, so we have more college options. What are you going to do?”  Click here to read more.

Dec 15

Better Ways To Learn

“Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more? Mr. Carey offers students old and young a new blueprint for learning based on decades of brain science, memory tests and learning studies. He upends the notion that “hitting the …

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Jul 13

So What Is The Purpose Of The Standardized Test?

Are there long-term benefits of preparing for the SAT? Listen to this interesting interview with Advantage Testing Founder and President, Arun Alagappan. He discusses SAT testing on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” Is the SAT used to assess students, to prepare them for college, or for some sort of combination? Click here to read further and …

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