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Welcome to craziest spring in recent history! With schools shut down from coast to coast, the normal rhythms of the academic year have been completely disrupted. Students have already lost the April ACT, May SAT, and most of the fun of Spring Break, but let’s not give up yet. Until we hear otherwise, the smart play is to spend the next several months on becoming as prepared as possible for amazing scores on the June SAT and ACT exams. Will you be test ready? Concerned that you won’t be able to take proctored practice tests while schools, libraries, and learning centers are closed? We’ve got you covered with free online proctored practice SATs and ACTs every Saturday through the end of May. Check our calendar for details! Local students certainly made the most of Winter 2020 testing opportunities. Chariot Learning proctored full-length proctored practice tests across greater Rochester just about…

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Have you ever underperformed on a task without understanding where exactly you went wrong or what you could do to get better in the future? Sports coaches integrate post-game analyses into their preparation for future challenges, but most teachers, surprisingly, do not. Sometimes, though, reviewing where a student went wrong on a previous test should take priority before working on the next one. Professor Richard M. Felder understood the importance of post-test analysis. Tired of observing how oblivious his chemical engineering students seemed to the wide gap between their expectations and outcomes on exams, he crafted a MEMO TO STUDENTS WHO ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THEIR LAST TEST GRADE to address the issue: Many of you have told your instructor that you understood the course material much better than your last test grade showed, and some of you asked what you should do to keep the same thing from happening on…

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Welcome to 2020! Believe it or not, some schools haven’t even reached the halfway point of the academic year. You may be dealing with midterms soon, but don’t forget that state tests, APS, and even Finals will be here in the blink of an eye. Make the most of the winter months by prepping for the next round of SAT and ACT exams. Will you be test ready? Local students certainly made the most of Fall 2019 testing opportunities. Chariot Learning proctored full-length proctored practice tests across greater Rochester just about every single week. How busy were we from September to December? We proctored 23 different practice SATs, PSATs, and ACTs at 9 different locations. Kudos to our school, library, and professional partners in Brighton, Fairport, Gates, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, and Webster for making these tests available to so many teens! How many students came to these tests? Would you…

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If I’ve said this once, I’ve said it a thousand times: if you’re not taking tests, you’re not really doing test prep. This is not to say that effective test preparation doesn’t incorporate an extensive array of educational strategies and interventions beyond testing. The best test prep programs don’t ignore individualized instruction, systematic content review, or targeted coaching and feedback; they simply make sure they leverage the power of practice testing to full effect. How exactly can a learner best leverage the full value of practice testing? Start with a perfect representation of an official test, ideally published by the actual test maker. Next, seek out an opportunity to take this test under simulated testing conditions, optimally with a trained proctor. Lastly, take the test as seriously as possible to derive maximum experiential value. Yet, even this simple recipe for success may be improved upon with a few more choice…

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The back-to-school season often feels, at least to adults, like a return to sanity. Everyone falls back into welcome routines and high schoolers aren’t sleeping their days away! But while classes may start slowly, the SAT and ACT are already upon us. Fall prep for juniors and seniors alike starts now. Will you be test ready? Summer may bring a welcome break from school, but local students certainly kept the dreaded brain drain at bay by working diligently towards the August SAT and September ACT. Chariot Learning proctored full-length proctored practice tests across greater Rochester and Syracuse just about every single week. How busy were we since school let out? We proctored 23 different practice SATs and ACTs at 9 different locations. Kudos to our school, library, and professional partners in Brighton, Fairport, Fayetteville, Gates, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, and Webster for making these tests available to so many teens! How…

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Those of us who endured a long winter and cold spring could scarcely believe that summer would come this year. Now that we’re all sweating through long, sunny days, we can start to plan for fall. The August SAT and September ACT offer rising juniors and seniors alike the opportunity to ace the exams before school really gets rolling. But practice–including practice tests–comes first! Local students certainly made the most of our offered testing opportunities this spring. Chariot Learning proctored full-length proctored practice tests across greater Rochester and Syracuse just about every single week. How busy were we during the spring season? We proctored 16 different practice SATs, PSATs, and ACTs at 9 different locations. Kudos to our school, library, and professional partners in Brighton, Fairport, Fayetteville, Gates, Henrietta, Pittsford, and Victor for making these tests available to so many teens! How many students came to these tests? Would you…

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