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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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5 Education Articles to End Your Week: New Developments in Science & Technology Education

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The 10 States Leading Science and Technology by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic Which states are leaders in science education and technology? Which cities are attracting the most college grads? The Atlantic reveals which states have the edge on attracting the best and brightest. iPad Apps for Teachers by Vicky Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog Perhaps […]

 
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Harvard and Georgetown Drop an SAT Test from their 3-Test Requirement

On January 12, 2011, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Common Standards, Education, SAT, standardized testing, Tutoring, by Shannon Sweetser
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According to the New York Times, prestigious universities Georgetown, Harvard, and Princeton all have something in common. In the past year they’ve all dropped a test from their three-test admissions requirement. That means that, according to the National Association for College Admission Counsel, no American college currently requires more than 2 standardized tests to gain […]

 
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Warning: Learning Expectations Can Vary Dramatically by State

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Imagine 2 people have learned to make a birdhouse in two different states from a different instructor. After they take the birdhouse-builder’s standardized test, we line up the birdhouses and take a look. According to the birdhouse building manual for Massachusetts, which is where the builder is from, one birdhouses is missing a few key […]