Tag Archives | SAT and ACT

Is the ACT Harder? Another Expert Weighs In

I recently ran a post that Brian Eufinger, who is co-owner of Edison Prep in the Atlanta, wrote that suggests that the ACT has recently gotten harder. If you missed that post, here it is: Is the ACT Getting Harder? Today I’m sharing an email that I received from Jed Applerouth, the owner of Applerouth […]

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Who Is Benefiting From Test-Optional Admissions?

Students who perform poorly on the SAT or the ACT enjoy the option of applying to test-optional colleges and universities. At schools that have embraced this policy, teenagers can typically apply to schools without having to submit their test scores, which can boost a teenager’s chances of getting into more prestigious schools. This might sound […]

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A Sneak Peak at Big SAT Changes

In case you missed it, the College Board recently released many more details about its planned revision of the SAT test. You can see what’s in store at the College Board’s website dedicated to the SAT changes that are slated for the spring of 2016:  DeliveringOpportunity.org. I wrote a post for my college blog at […]

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Big Changes In Store for the SAT

Get ready. The SAT is going to change in significant ways. The new SAT will probably end up looking more like the ACT. The changes that David Coleman, the College Board’s president, announced today sure look like the College Board is moving the SAT away from being an aptitude test (the “A” in SAT used […]

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Is There a Perfect Date to Take the ACT or SAT?

A couple of years ago I listened in on a webinar about SAT strategies that really impressed me. The guest speaker was Jeb Applerouth, who runs an eponymous test-prep firm that’s headquartered in Atlanta. Since the webinar, I occasionally visit Applerouth’s blog to see what he’s been writing about standardized testing. Jeb gave me permission […]

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Answering Your College Questions

Last week people posted questions on The College Solution’s Facebook page that I promised to answer after visiting a regional college conference in Reno. I started chipping away at the questions last week with these two posts: Answering Your SAT and ACT Questions The Realities of Merit Scholarship Facebook Questions Today I am answering questions […]

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4 SAT and ACT Testing Strategies

During the past few days, I’ve sharing ACT and SAT test prep strategies to boost your teenager’s SAT or ACT scores.  You’ll find my final ACT and SAT tips below, along with links to the previous ACT and SAT test prep posts. SAT Testing Strategy: Use SAT Score Choice Until last year, students who took […]

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