Major Changes Coming to the ACT

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You’ve never seen the ACT like this!   Yesterday,  the ACT announced three major changes to the administration and reporting of the test starting in September 2020.  First, students will have the option of online testing in addition to paper testing. Second, the ACT board will offer superscore reporting to colleges.  Finally, and perhaps most… Read more »

Advanced Placement Exam Deadlines Approaching

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Make Sure You are Signed Up!   Although the timeline may vary depending on the school you attend, many students planning on taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the spring of 2020 need to be signed up for those exams by mid-November 2019.  Typically, students do not sign up themselves, but instead their schools sign… Read more »

I Can’t Believe That Happened During My Test!

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Wait, what happened? It is test day.  You have been preparing for your SAT/ACT for months.  You have completed countless practice sections and a practice test. You have gained confidence and developed strategies.  You are ready to rock the test! But then, the unexpected happens: just as the proctor tells you to begin, the marching… Read more »

Re-evaluating the SAT Versus ACT Decision

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Which test is better for you?   Marks Education is re-evaluating how we advise students on the SAT vs. ACT decision, in light of inconsistencies with the College Board curves for the June and October 2018 SATs and for the October 24, 2018 administration of the PSAT. Check out the score conversion tables on the… Read more »

A Standardized Testing Guide for Counselors

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Advising the HS Class of 2019   In the second year of the redesigned SAT (and of our guide), some stability has returned to standardized testing. Counselors we surveyed had fewer doubts than last year, but questions remain. Khan Academy has set up an entirely free prep program for the SAT, which the College Board… Read more »

Summer fun with the SSAT, ISEE and HSPT

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Test Prep Tutoring Summer Tips! What comes to mind when you think of summer? I’m thinking about lazing around the pool or spending time with family at the beach. Before we dig our feet in the sand, let’s make sure our kids are ready for those standardized tests. If your child is taking the SSAT,… Read more »

Check the Facts When Taking an SAT or ACT Baseline Test

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  I have to take the SAT or ACT.  Where do I start? So, your colleges of choice are asking for SAT or ACT test scores. Taking an SAT or ACT baseline test is one of the first things you should do before applying to a college that requires SAT or ACT scores. Which baseline… Read more »