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Testing Plans for Rising Juniors

The college admissions landscape is rapidly changing. Yes, by the time current rising juniors apply to college, it likely that the threat of the pandemic will have faded and we will have returned to some semblance of previously normal life. But, many colleges and universities have adopted test-optional (TO) policies that span beyond the coming […]

Testing in a Time of Uncertainty

Facing school closures, unfamiliar online curriculums, cancelled SAT/ACT test dates, and a completely overhauled AP exam administration, families of high school students are rightfully unsure about how the college process for this year’s class and beyond will turn out. While we must bear the uncertainty for now – in testing, school, and in general – […]

How We Can Help!

Here is a a reminder about some ways that we can help while your student is home during this stressful time.  See below for a list of new and unique online workshops with Ben Sexton. Our online workshops  are a great opportunity for additional learning while students have some down time. Sign up today or give us […]

Junior Year Test Preparation: What’s Next?

For many of you, the answer to this question is simple: the March SAT or April ACT! Both of these tests are coming up within the next month, so a test is imminent for many students. If you’re taking one, good luck! But, many students have already taken a test or two. These students (and […]

Three Reasons You Should Make Test Prep A Priority In 2020

Happy 2020! We hope everyone has successfully re-engaged with the real world now that the holiday season has passed. As you begin the New Year, many of you may have just started or be thinking about starting test preparation for your junior. And some may be wondering, with more schools going test-optional, is test preparation […]

PSAT Scores are in!

Happy Monday… and PSAT score release day! Actually, scores are released today through Wednesday, with different regions of the country receiving scores at different times. Luckily, MA is one of the states whose scores come out today, so you should be able to access your scores through the College Board website. Within the score report […]

Changes to the ACT

We have a slew of tests approaching in the next few weeks, with the PSAT this week, the October ACT next week, and the November ACT the week after that. Good luck to all of the test-takers! This month, the ACT announced a significant change starting in September 2020: students will be allowed to retake […]

How to Maximize Tutoring

I hope everyone has enjoyed a relaxing and rejuvenating summer so far… still a little time left! Nonetheless, many students have recently begun their SAT/ACT tutoring processes – or will be starting their tutoring soon in the fall – so I wanted to address one of the most common and important questions we receive: how […]

SAT Updates: June 2019 Test Forms

I hope that you’re enjoying this wonderful weather and that you and your students have some upcoming time to relax now that the school year and testing cycle are over or almost over.  The June SAT: Many Different Test Forms In an unprecedented move, the College Board administered (it appears) 17 different SAT tests on […]

SAT & ACT Essay- To Take or Not To Take

The SAT and ACT essays, both the subject of many revisions and much controversy over the past few years, have reached the brink of extinction. This summer, many of the last holdouts – elite schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Duke – dropped the essay as an application requirement, leaving only the California state schools requiring […]