Applying for Testing Accommodations: START EARLY!

If your child has ever been diagnosed with a learning disability or a medical issue that affects their learning or currently receives accommodations such as extended time or use of a computer at school, then start thinking early about applying for accommodations for the SAT or ACT. The most important message is Start Early! Starting early means 9th or 10th grade.Case Study: Realizing The Need Late ...

New College Board Policy Means Easier Access To Testing Accommodations

The College Board has revised its policy for applying for testing accommodations, making it easier for eligible students to receive the support they need on the PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject tests and AP exams.Beginning January 1, 2017 most students who are approved for and are using testing accommodations at their school (through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan) will be approved when ...

Your PSAT Scores Are In, Now What?

High school juniors (and some sophomores) took the College Board’s PSAT in October.  Scores of this Preliminary SAT will be released shortly: December 5th to educators and December 12th to students. Let’s remember that this PSAT is based on College Board’s revised SAT and is the second round of the “rPSAT.” So what do these scores mean and what should you do about them?How to interpret ...

Five Tips For Reporting SAT, ACT and AP Scores To Colleges

Fall of senior year has actually arrived and it is time to get into the nitty-gritty details of applying to colleges. If you want a college to see standardized test scores, you will need to have them sent officially by ACT or College Board  for the SAT and SAT Subject tests. Here are some tips:1: Decide if you are submitting scores.Check the college’s website to determine if it is “test optional.” If ...

Making Sense of New SAT & ACT Scores

The world of standardized testing has changed significantly over the past 20+ years. The SAT is no longer the “go to” test for college admission; the ACT has acquired a good chunk of the market share and scores on the new (revised) SAT are inflated and thus misleading. This makes it challenging for students to understand their scores and determine which test is a better fit.The College Board has ...

PSAT Scores: Making Sense of Your Results

By now most students have received their PSAT score reports, which arrived a month later than College Board, administrator of the test, promised. (As of this writing, however, students from a few high schools still had not received their scores). Beyond the logistical issues, counselors, test preparation professionals and educational consultants nationwide have observed a strange trend related to this ...

Start Early: Applying for Test Accommodations

Rebecca KenneyIf your child has ever been diagnosed with a learning disability or a medical issue that affects his learning or currently receives accommodations such as extended time or use of a computer at school, then start thinking early about applying for accommodations for the SAT or ACT. The most important message is Start Early! Starting early means ninth grade.Case Study: Realizing the Need ...

Q&A on the New SAT For Class of 2017

Current high school sophomores will be the first class to take the newly revised SAT, which will be offered for the first time in March 2016. The October PSAT in 2015 will also be new. Here are some frequently asked questions regarding the new SAT. Why is College Board Changing the SAT? There are several reasons. In recent years more high school students have opted for the ACT, which is more aligned ...

SAT Optional: To Submit or Not?

Every year, more colleges join the ranks of those who leave it up to applicants whether to submit their SAT or ACT scores—or not. (For a complete list of such colleges visit www.fairtest.org.) It can be confusing for high school seniors to know if this option makes sense for them. Here are some guidelines. Submit If You Are In The Range. If an applicant’s test scores fall into the middle 50 ...

SAT Test Dates for 2012-2013

The College Board has released the SAT test dates for 2012 - 2013. All of the dates (except for March 9, 2013) offer both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests : October 6, 2012 November 3, 2012 December 1, 2012 January 26, 2013 March 9, 2013 (No Subject Tests offered) May 4, 2013 June 1, 2013 Registration now is open for all test dates. To register or to find out information about the Subject Tests ...
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