Summit Prep Blog - Part 5

Guide to Private School Entrance Exams

There are plenty of reasons why parents choose for their children to apply to private elementary, middle, or high school. Among the most common reasons are individual attention, parental involvement, not teaching to a test, religious instruction, specialized programs, etc. Whatever the reason may be, once parents embark on the application process they realize that it can be a little complicated, especially when it comes to admission test scores. Private school admissions have become more and more competitive.

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Summer Coding Camp

Coding is an ever increasingly valuable skill.  Not only does skill in coding provide stable career prospects and a clear pathway to success, but coding can more-or-less be done anywhere in the world, thereby opening up an even greater degree of possibilities and opportunities for your children.  The basics of coding that students learn will also help promote more general analytical thinking abilities and can particularly help propel them in their STEM education.

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The SAT’s New Adversity Score

Equality of opportunity and equity (fairness) of outcome are desirable.  The SAT’s adversity score, however, is a misguided attempt at achieving this equality of opportunity and, in some cases, will work against equity of outcome. 

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Remedy for Testing Burnout

If it is between mid-junior year and beginning of senior year, it’s possible you have a teen who is VERY burnt out from SAT and/or ACT testing.  If so, it’s too late to avoid it, so here’s how to throw ice on the burn.

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Avoiding Test Burnout

If a student has quality preparation and works hard, then burnout is more-or-less the only factor that could keep them from their goals.  But, just like we have control over receiving quality prep and working hard, we similarly have great control over avoiding test burnout.  If we know how to do so.  Here’s how, but, first, we need to understand why test burnout happens:

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