SAT Super-scoring Guide

We’ve added a couple of items from industry heavy-weights COMPASS and The Princeton Review. Available at testprepprofessionals.com -Compass 360: Guide to College Admissions Testing which does an admirable job of explaining how colleges and universities will be approaching the following: 1) ACT superscore, SAT superscore, and Score Choice policies 2) ACT and New SAT score ranges […]

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SAT Subject Tests See Steep Decline in Participation

(Edweek) By Catherine Gewertz–Lots of attention has been heaped on the fact that more and more students are taking the SAT or ACT. But little notice has been given to an opposite trend: the quiet slipping-away of the SAT Subject Tests. Once known as the SAT II, and, before that, the SAT Achievement Tests, these […]

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The Agony Of College Choice And How To Get Through It

(Forbes) By Willard Dix– One of the great things about American higher education is the number of choices students have when considering college. Whether it is California, New York, or Pennsylvania colleges the choices are endless. Unfortunately, that’s also one of the awful things about it. Confronted with a sea of options as well as […]

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How a teacher bombed the SATs

(Boston Globe) By James S. Murphy– I HOLD A PhD in English from the University of California, Berkeley. I’ve taught students to write at Emory, Berkeley, and Harvard and picked up three teaching awards along the way. I have published more than two dozen pieces in national publications, including The Atlantic and Vanity Fair. In May, […]

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How to Score High on the SAT Essay

(Education Week) By Walt Gardner– Although the new SAT makes the essay optional, almost two-thirds of test takers in the spring went for it (“How a teacher bombed the SATs,” The Boston Globe, Jul. 14).  The essays were rated by two scorers on the basis of reading, writing, and analysis.  The scores were added up for […]

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