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Is the ACT Getting Harder?

Today I am happy to share an interesting article that Brian Eufinger, the co-owner of Edison Prep in Atlanta, wrote regarding undetected changes in the ACT that he says are making it harder for high-achieving students to earn stellar ACT scores. I can always count on Brian to share insightful observations about what’s happening with the […]

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Superscoring the ACT

If your child plans to take the ACT test, you should know about ACT superscoring. To understand what superscoring is, here’s some background: Historically, college admission offices used a student’s composite ACT score that’s made up of four underlying categories: English Mathematics Reading Science The test maker averages the four subcores, with each ranging from […]

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A New Look is Coming for the SAT

Change is coming to the SAT test. A vice president at the College Board emailed its members this week to announce that the College Board will be redesigning the SAT. This will be the first revamping since 2005 when the essay was added and those infuriating analogies (cake is to icing as a unicycle is […]

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How a 1 Point Increase on the ACT Can Equal $24,000

Today I’m sharing with you a post written by Mark Skoskiewicz, who is the founder of MyGuru, a provider of in-person and online private ACT tutoring based in Chicago, IL.  Mark attended Indiana University-Bloomington and holds an MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management. – Lynn O’Shaughnessy When I talk to parents and students I […]

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Can You Afford a Private College? And Other College Blog Posts

I told you so! That’s what I was thinking when I wrote one of my college blog posts last week for CBSMoneyWatch.com. With the media writing nonstop about how teenagers could only afford public institutions in this wretched economy, I must have looked like a lunatic when I insisted that private colleges could still be […]

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