We all know that the only good reasons for high schoolers to take the SAT and ACT are for college admissions purposes: test scores exert considerable influence in student acceptance and scholarship awards at four-year schools. But are the SAT and ACT really the only standardized tests colleges can use to evaluate prospective students? If
Have you ever met someone with really high grades but incongruously low test scores? Of course you have! You may even see yourself, your teen, or one of your students in that all-too-common description. We know from both reason and experience that many high schoolers earn top grades in class but struggle to match that
With very few exceptions, SAT and ACT scores only matter in the realm of college admissions. In that specific area, however, test scores can be extremely influential in terms of both admissions and scholarships. No wonder, then, that most of America’s most desired schools rank at the top in terms of SAT and ACT scores
No student should ever take a standardized test like the SAT without seeing it first. That simple but undeniable truth explains why the Official SAT Study Guide has been a perennial best seller in its many incarnations. The 2018 Edition (reminiscent of the classic 10 Real SATs book, is a massive upgrade from its 2016
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?
When I majored in Psychology in college, I told friends that my motivation was a deep curiosity about the mysteries of human behavior and cognition. But, if I’m being honest, I also liked how most of our grades were based on multiple-choice tests! Multiple-choice tests are, in many cases, easier than alternative question types and