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Early High School Graduation – Issues and Impacts for Tutors

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As US school districts struggle with shrinking budgets, the option to snip a year or even two from students’ high school education has become increasingly appealing. These programs, modeled on systems that have been successful in Singapore, France, Finland and other high-performing countries, hopes to shift the emphasis from seat time and credits to verifiable subject mastery. What might the impact of these programs be on tutoring?

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Should You Combine Your Student’s ACT or SAT Test Results into a Superscore?

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In horse racing, breeders struggle to match and breed horses with the best possibility of successful offspring. By looking at a mare and stallion’s family history, a breeder can determine the likelihood of that pair creating a “Superhorse” capable of wining major horse races. It’s not easy work predicting the future; breeders often breed several […]

 
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Here’s a Tutoring Company with a Formula For Helping Students Choose the ACT or SAT

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While there are some tutoring companies who have a very basic formula for bumping up a student’s SAT score, there are some tutoring companies who go above and beyond. In the case of PrepMatters, a tutoring company which specializes in helping students achieve excellence through standardized testing preparation, test preparation starts with the student. Though […]

 
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The College Admissions Gauntlet — 5 Education Articles to End Your Week

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Standardized testing is a gauntlet that is the capstone of one learning experience and the gateway to a whole other world of possibilities; it’s no wonder that there is a whole industry devoted to building test scores and grooming students into improved test-takers. This week in 5 Education Articles to End Your Week, we take […]

 
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The Power of a Single Test on a Child’s Future [VIDEO]

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In 2012, a proposed change to high school graduation requirements in Rhode Island could mean serious alterations to the future of its students. If the proposed change passes, students who do not qualify as “partially proficient” on the NECAP would not qualify for graduation. Despite how they performed in school or how many tutoring lessons […]

 
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How the Common Core Stacks Up Against State Standards

On July 21, 2010, in Assessment, common core, Massachusetts, by Prashant Kaw
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Today the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed to adopt the Common Core Standards for state standardized testing. In a 9-0 vote, Massachusetts became the 28th state in the U.S. to approve the new national standard and another 12 should follow suite by the Fall. In a couple of years the MCAS exam […]