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New Developments in College Admissions

A fascinating piece from Inside Higher Ed points to challenges and changes to assessing the academic preparedness of college applicants. Some parts of particular interest: Let’s dive into the implications. Grade Inflation John Latting (and pretty much everyone in education) recognizes the worrying trend: rampant grade inflation. To summarize the

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Best ACT Reading Strategies

Today we’re adding another layer to the ACT Reading strategies (see Part 1 here). First, we’ll cover how the vast majority of students can get a near-perfect score on ACT Reading. Second, for those not willing to do the first, we’ll discuss how students can still hit their personal best

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More Chances = Higher SAT and ACT Scores

To maximize your chances of a high SAT or ACT score, don’t prep for a test date, prep for a test score. Sometimes preparing for a specific test date is unavoidable (such as when a student has one last test before early application deadlines in senior year). But, I’ll explain

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The ACT Watch

One of the most difficult aspects of taking the ACT is timing, particularly on the Reading and Science sections. In order to improve on these sections, students need a lot of practice (preferably from the real tests), the right strategies (skim for key terms on the reading section, when to

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Don’t Prep for the New, Digital SAT

The current version of the SAT will only be offered four more times — in August, October, November, and December of this year (2023). The next SAT, in March of 2024, will be the new, digital SAT. (Exciting!) So, should students prepare for the current SAT, the ACT, and/or the

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