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ACT Postpones Section Retesting

Posted by Neal Schwartz on June 23, 2020

 

 

 

 

ACT postpones section retesting

 

The June ACT was far from the typical testing experience. With testing centers in 45 states practicing physical distancing and adhering to CDC guidelines, students were given a taste of the new reality of standardized testing, and it’s quite complicated. 

Due to COVID-19, this testing season in general has been chaotic and stressful, to say the least. With test dates cancelled and futures uncertain, students taking the ACT now have to face a new challenge. According to the ACT’s blog, CEO Janet Godwin has decided to postpone section retesting for 2020. This means that students who already took the ACT will not be able to retake sections to improve their superscores until some time later in 2021. 

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Topics: ACT, college admissions, ACT prep, college counseling, college test prep

PSAT Scores are on their way!

Posted by Neal Schwartz on December 06, 2019

 

When to expect them and what to do once you get them

PSAT scores from the October tests will be released to students starting on December 9th, with dates varying by state. For those in Connecticut, PSAT scores will be available on December 9th; for New York and New Jersey, you will be able to access your scores on December 11th.

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Topics: SAT, ACT, college advice, SAT/ACT, recent news, PSAT

ACT announces section 'DO-OVERS'

Posted by Neal Schwartz on October 28, 2019

Why is the ACT Announcement so important? The ACT and College Board (SAT) companies have been highly competitive with each other over the past decade, making the ACT’s recent announcement revolutionary for this industry.  Most important is the ability for students to effectively "Do Over" specific sections of the test at their choosing.  For example, if a student has done well in three test sections (ie, English, Math and Reading) but not done as well in Science, they can now retake just the Science section. So what does this mean?

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Topics: SAT, ACT, college advice, SAT/ACT, recent news

Test Prep Formula: 4 factors to consider

Posted by Neal Schwartz on September 06, 2019

Once high school hits, there is one thing on a lot of parents’ minds: test prep. Between academics and extracurriculars, it can often be confusing to know when to start your student on an SAT/ACT Prep track. To help, we’ve compiled 4 factors to consider when determining the appropriate time to begin.

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Topics: college preparation, standardized testing, SAT, ACT, college prep, SAT/ACT, SAT prep, ACT prep, test prep classes, one-on-one tutoring

Top 3 parent questions regarding college admissions tests

Posted by Neal Schwartz on November 13, 2016

College admission tests have changed significantly over the past decade and parents have more questions than ever before. The top 3 questions that we get follow in this post.

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Topics: college preparation, standardized testing, SAT, ACT

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