As anyone who has taken a practice SAT can attest, sometimes scoring the test can be tougher than taking it. The scoring paradigm of the newest version of the SAT requires more steps to complete and lacks the simplicity of ACT scoring. When we administer practice SATs, we find that the ten minutes at the
Following the philosophy of “if you can’t beat them, join them,” ACT has once again restyled its 10th grade assessment test. While this exam was called the PLAN or more recently the ACT Aspire, students and parents alike often referred to it as the “pre-ACT.” Choosing the path of least resistance, ACT recently announced that
Everybody knows the old saying, “You reap what you sow.” Just as high school juniors (and some sophomores) take the PSAT in October, so do they receive their scores in December or maybe early January. In some ways, taking the test is the easy part. While there are some good reasons to take the PSAT,
This time of year finds us answering a lot of questions about the PSAT, from parents eager to arrange prep to others wondering if their teens should take the the October test at all. And, really, the question deserves consideration. Just about every high school has its juniors, and sometimes even sophomores, sit for the
The PSAT that high school juniors take every October offers more than just a glimpse at the actual SAT. This test may not directly impact college admissions, but top scorers can earn special recognition and even scholarship. That is why that 11th grade test (not the PSAT 10 or PSAT 8/9) is known as the
As we ease out of this old year, the new year probably can’t come quickly enough for our friends at ACT, Inc. and the College Board. After all, 2015 has visited seemingly endless plagues upon both of their houses in the form of embarrassing test score delays. What has gone wrong for the test makers?