testing requirements for admissions to independent high schools

Independent School Testing Requirements 2020

October 12, 2020, by

Applying to an Independent School in Fall 2020? COVID -19 has ushered in many changes this year to testing requirements for admissions to independent high schools in the Washington, DC area.  Many schools have opted to go “test optional,” meaning that students may choose to submit standardized test scores but are not required to do… Read more »


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Effects of COVID-19 on Standardized Testing

September 11, 2020, by

An Update on Standardized Testing As COVID-19 has impacted school and work, its impact can be felt in many aspects of the college admission process, especially in the administration of the SAT and ACT. Many testing centers were forced to cancel tests over the spring and summer, leaving students, especially seniors, in a difficult position…. Read more »


Take a Deeper Dive (Without Leaving Home)!

August 6, 2020, by

Making the Most of your Virtual College Admission Research with in-person college visits almost completely off the table—at least for the near future—most of this year’s applicants will need to narrow down their list remotely. No two ways about it: this is not ideal. There is no substitute for seeing a school, in session, in… Read more »


Online Learning: Marks Education Can Help

July 29, 2020, by

As we gear up for the fall, it’s becoming clear that school might not look the same as usual. Tasked with balancing the safety of their students with the imperatives of providing an excellent education, many school districts are implementing full online school for the fall or a hybrid solution that blends online learning with… Read more »


Marks Education’s Summer Reading & Writing Intensive Program

June 1, 2020, by

Looking to improve your critical reading and writing skills? As students move through middle and high school, they are asked to navigate a diverse and challenging range of texts. Continued academic success increasingly depends on the ability to read, comprehend, and write about a broad array of material. However, with the pressure of regular academic… Read more »