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Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, we are often asked, “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 which schools will the student apply to?...
SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

The writing section of the SAT or English section of the ACT both require a strong understanding of grammar and usage rules. On the SAT, the Standard English Conventions questions test students on grammar to include verbs, punctuation (comma, colon, apostrophe, etc.),...
Adding it Up: Tricks & Traps for the SAT & ACT Math

Adding it Up: Tricks & Traps for the SAT & ACT Math

The beauty of algebra lies in the simplicity of one correct answer (and only one!). Not only is the answer to a math question either correct or incorrect, there’s objective reasoning to back it up. Keep these tips and tricks in mind when sitting for the math section...
Changes to the ACT

Changes to the ACT

Changes are coming to the ACT! Starting September 2020, high school students sitting for the ACT can retake individual test sections as opposed to the entire test. For example, a student who scored high on the math and science sections but low on the reading and...
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?...