With winter on the wane, most students still have plenty of time before the big tests at the end of the academic year. But success later depends on what you do right now! If you need motivation to get moving towards your goals in a big way, here are some of our favorite recent inspirational
February 28, 2017 by Mike Bergin
One of the great mysteries of life, apart from why there is no other word for thesaurus, is why success in school doesn’t always translate to success on standardized tests. Not a week goes by where we don’t hear understandable confusion over the disconnect between grades and scores. Why aren’t the two linked more closely?
Over a very long career in test prep, I’ve organized a LOT of practice tests in different formats at different locations. Even today, we proctor free and low-cost practice tests across the greater Rochester area for over 1,000 students a year. Why are we so committed to making high quality practice SATs and ACTs available
What’s the big deal about the SAT & ACT anyway? That question deserves a strong, reasonable response, considering how much attention these important exams command. When you get down to it, the SAT & ACT matter because of their role as college admissions tests. Colleges value these standardized assessments because student score data helps admissions
In the fall of 2015, Tennessee became the first state to pay for its students to retake the ACT. Guess what happened… Nearly 26,000 students in the Class of 2017 opted to participate in the state’s first ACT Senior Retake Day in October. Of those, nearly 40 percent got higher scores. And about 5 percent
If you’re wondering whether standardized test scores matter in college admissions, allow us to clear that up for you: they do. Grades also matter.. a lot. Extracurricular activities matter too, as do recommendations. But one of the most influential and truly personal components of a college application is the essay. Writing an AMAZING college essay