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SAT Summer Camp

For a lot of people, the month of July means one thing--SUMMER CAMP! Kayaking, hiking, s'mores and bonfires. If you're more of an indoor kid and aren't thrilled by bug juice and arts and crafts, maybe now is the time for a different type of summer camp. Boot camp, sleep

SAT Essay Blues

The redesigned essays for the SAT and ACT are falling on hard times. Fewer and fewer schools are interested in using these essays for admissions. It may take years for these essays to win back broad acceptance by admissions officers across the country. And this, I believe, is somewhat unfortunate.

SAT vs ACT

As summer comes to a close and the collegiate admission process beckons, many parents and students must make the important decision whether to use the next few months to prepare for the SAT, the ACT or to simultaneously prepare for both tests. Extremely familiar with the SAT, the majority of

SAT Subject Tests: What happened to the SAT II?

The SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are one-hour tests that measure your knowledge in particular subject areas and your ability to apply that knowledge. The most commonly taken exam is Math—usually taken at the end of the junior year. Others exams are U.S. History, Literature, and various

New SAT Score Reporting

Have you ever bombed an SAT and hoped to a higher power that the college of your dreams knows nothing about it? Well, previously there was nothing you could do short of canceling the entire test to prevent this from happening. However, the SAT is now changing its Score Reporting

Digital SAT Breaking News

The Arrival of the Digital, Adaptive SAT ushers in a new era of testing This morning, the College Board announced that starting with the class of 2025 (current high school freshmen), test-takers will exclusively take a shorter, digital, adaptive SAT. By the spring of 2024, all SATs and PSATs administered

The Great SAT Makeover

The College Board had no choice but to change. Facing rapidly declining market share and an existential threat from a highly focused competitor, the College Board was in trouble. It’s common for flagging companies to imitate their more successful rivals. What’s surprising is the degree to which the College Board

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SAT Math Explained: Permutations

This week, we’re going to discuss a math topic that, at first, sounds scary and intimidating: permutations. We’ll soon see that this scary monster is really a cuddly, although not-yet-house-broken, Chihuahua that loves to have its belly rubbed. Permutation asks about the number of possible arrangements, and the order of

Deconstructing the New SAT

The plot thickens. When we outlined last month the major changes coming to the SAT, we commented that the “new” SAT seemed suspiciously like a knock-off of the increasingly popular ACT. We’ve had a week to scrutinize the College Board’s 208-page preview of the redesigned SAT and what we found

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SAT vs ACT

These two college admissions tests have a lot of unique facets. Each will give your student a different testing experience, so it's important to choose carefully. This guide can help.

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