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Why Change the SAT Now?

On March 12, 2013, in ACT, Assessment & Testing, common core, SAT, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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The SAT was revamped as recently as 2005. Changing it again now is potentially risky, in that it may be “off-putting to the biggest stakeholders involved – the students” who are trying to prepare for it.

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College Board Announces Plans to Overhaul the SAT

On March 5, 2013, in ACT, Announcements, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, common core, SAT, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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David Coleman, the new president of the College Board, the nonprofit that owns the SAT college admissions exam, announced on February 25 in an e-mail to the organization’s members that the test will be redesigned in “an ambitious effort” to more comprehensively address “the core set of knowledge and skills” that are most important to success in college.

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7 Top Android Apps for SAT and ACT Test Prep

On February 19, 2013, in ACT, SAT, standardized testing, Test preparation, by Scott Cronenweth
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In case you hadn’t noticed, teenagers are more eager to focus on a smartphone screen than pretty much anything else in their environment. So why recommend printed SAT or ACT test prep materials when apps are available?

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8 Tips to Help Students Pace Themselves During Standardized Tests

On February 6, 2013, in ACT, Assessment & Testing, SAT, standardized testing, Test preparation, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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The ability to successfully pace yourself — knowing how much time you have left and how much time to spend on a given question – is a key success factor for standardized test-takers. Here are 8 tips to pass along and work on with your students:

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Why Are There No Summer SAT/ACT Test Dates?

On July 24, 2012, in ACT, Assessment & Testing, learning analytics, SAT, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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High school students would benefit greatly from the option to take the SAT or ACT in the summer, versus during the higher-stress school year. Kids could finish their academic year, focus on test prep for part of the summer, and take the high-stakes exam in August. Why isn’t this an option?