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February 8, 2010
4 SAT and ACT Testing Strategies
During the past few days, I’ve sharing ACT and SAT test prep strategies to boost your teenager’s SAT or ACT scores. You’ll find my final ACT and SAT tips below, along with links to the previous ACT and SAT test prep posts. SAT Testing Strategy: Use SAT Score Choice Until last year, students who took the SAT had to turn...
September 26, 2009
A New ACT Strategy
I want to share an ACT strategy that I was excited to learn about at the education conference that I attended this week in Baltimore. I was fascinated to learn that an increasing number of colleges are cherry picking applicants’ ACT test scores. To understand what this means, here’s some background: Historically, colleges used a student’s composite ACT score that’s...
March 4, 2009
Surviving Bad SAT or ACT Scores
What adjective would best describe your SAT or ACT scores: A) Transcendent. B) Puissant. C) Sublime. D) Dreadful. If your answer was “D,” here’s news that can chase away that funk: The number of SAT and ACT-optional schools continues to climb so even if you don’t earn a good SAT score or good ACT score, there is hope. FairTest.org, the...