Meet Martha, a motivated, overachieving high school student. Martha lives by the credo, “If it’s not perfect, it’s not done.” In college-level vocabulary terms, she is assiduous, diligent, and exacting. In short, Martha is a perfectionist. Her indefatigable commitment shows in her outstanding grades, yet she struggles time and time again on standardized tests. Why?
March 10, 2017 by Mike Bergin
The challenges the SAT and ACT pose come at us all at once. Sure, each exam is administered often throughout the academic year, but, basically, when you have room in your schedule for one, you’ll probably want to take both for more than simply logistical reasons. Some sources suggest studying for these exams sequentially, which
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
How about that Super Bowl LI? Even if you’re not a football fan or managed to avoid the most-watched television program of the year, you might have heard how the New England Patriots stormed back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons. How did this organization, infamous for egregious amounts of excellence, engineer