SAT Score Choice

SAT Score Choice

If you decide to take the SAT more than once, you’re in good company. The majority of high school students take the test two or three times with the intent to improve their score each time. After taking the test twice (or more!), students often ask if they...
Scoring Policies for the SAT and ACT

Scoring Policies for the SAT and ACT

SAT and ACT test scores are often used by schools as a predictor of college academic success. Scores also provide a common academic measure that can be used to compare all applicants. But how are these tests scored and how do colleges receive scores and evaluate them?...
My SAT/ACT Scores Came Back… Now What?

My SAT/ACT Scores Came Back… Now What?

You did it! You made it through the painfully long four-hour SAT test (or three-hour ACT test) and just got your test scores back. Before you get too excited about never seeing another SAT or ACT question for the rest of your life, consider the two scenarios below:...
Understanding your SAT Score Report

Understanding your SAT Score Report

The SAT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of SAT content. It’s worth taking the time to really review your score report to help you decide if you should re-take the SAT and, if so, to guide...
Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

Is That a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, the first question we hear is “is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask to what schools is the student...