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3 Changes Coming to the ACT Test in 2020

Beginning with the administration of the September 2020 ACT test, students will have more choices for demonstrating their college aptitude. ACT has introduced section retesting, superscoring, and faster results with online testing. ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe says the new changes will provide students with “a better opportunity to showcase their readiness and reach their maximum potential.” 

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Posted in Test Preparation, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Get to Know the ISEE and SSAT: A Closer Look (Part 2 of 2)

Previously, we explored the key features of the ISEE and SSAT. Now that you know the basics, we will take a closer look at each test. Armed with this information, you will be able to choose the best test and best test prep plan for your child.

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Posted in Test Preparation, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Get to Know the SSAT and ISEE: The Basics

Applying for admission to private or independent schools can be daunting not only because schools may have their own individual admission requirements, but also because it may be the first time parents will navigate the complex standardized testing process. Don’t panic!

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Posted in Test Preparation, College, Test Prep, Frequently Asked Questions, Tutoring

Pros and Cons of Test-Optional and Test-Flexible Admissions

For many college-bound students, taking the SAT or ACT test is one of the most critical steps of the college-admissions process. However, recently many colleges and universities have decided to make these tests optional for applicants.

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Posted in Test Preparation, College, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, ACT, College Life

Requesting Copies of Your Test Questions and Answers: A Short Guide

You’ve just taken your SAT or ACT test. From the moment you close your test booklet and hand in your answer sheet, you are anticipating what your score might be. Will it match your highest goal? Will it meet your ideal school’s requirements? Will you need to sign up for another tutoring session or another test?

Those two and four digit numbers are, of course, what we all focus on. But did you know that they are not the only valuable information distributed by testing agencies? Both The College Board and ACT.org offer (under certain circumstances) copies of a tester’s questions and answers and answer keys to help the tester evaluate his or her performance. 

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Posted in Test Preparation, Proctored Practice Test Date, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, Test Prep, ACT

A+ Featured Student: Jennifer Allison

Sometimes all you need is a friend.

Jennifer Allison is a junior going into senior year at Hatboro Horsham High School. When Jennifer’s best friend recommended A+ for test prep, Jennifer decided to check us out.

Boy was that good advice! Jennifer was able to raise her ACT score by five points—up to 23!

Jennifer took time out of her busy summer schedule of lifeguarding and swim competitions to talk about her experience with us.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, Test Prep, ACT, Featured Student

What Test Score Do I Need to Get In?

Every individual school is unique.

That sounds like a truism and not a very helpful one either. Shall we make that thought a little more specific?

Every school has its own unique set of admissions requirements. This is especially true when it comes to standardized testing. Although individual components may be similar—SATs, ACTs, essays, and SAT Subject Tests—the way colleges and universities pick and choose from these elements is far from standard. Rather than making an assumption about what a university wants to see from an applicant, your best bet is to familiarize yourself with testing requirements at each school you are interested in.

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The SAT & ACT Experimental Questions: What You Need to Know

Students, parents, and educators think a lot about standardized testing. Starting in sophomore year of high school, the SAT and ACT loom large. Which test promises more success? What will be on each section? How can a student best prepare?

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, College Admissions, ACT

Summer: Taking a Proctored, Practice Test over the Summer

Ah, summer. Ice cream. Fireflies. Picnics. Testing.

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Posted in Test Preparation, ACT Prep, SAT, SAT Prep, College Admissions, ACT

Summer: Making Every Moment Count

Summer is over all too fast. Barbecues, pool parties, vacation trips, fireworks—with so many fun activities, Memorial Day becomes Labor Day in a flash. However, in between weekend trips and rushing to your summer job, consider investing some of those hours in your future.

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