Podcast: Academic Excellence Without Burnout

Join me in today’s episode as I discuss the tools and routines designed to help students excel academically and grow personally. From daily reflections to semester evaluations, discover practical tips for navigating academic life. Tune in! TRANSCRIPT Sheila Akbar: 0:00 ou shouldn’t be homework police, you shouldn’t be their college counselor, you shouldn’t be the therapist, […]

Podcast: Jay Rosner: Bias in Testing and College Admissions

In today’s episode, I sit down with Jay Rosner to explore the realm of standardized testing, discuss fairness in education, and dissect the recent legal battles over affirmative action in college admissions. TRANSCRIPT Jay Rosner: 0:00 It just so happens that the SAT on the math side particularly has a disparity consistent disparity over decades against […]

Podcast: Bob Schaeffer: Fairtest.org

Today I sit down with longtime friend, Bob Schaeffer. Bob is an incredible source of knowledge around how the testing landscape has changed in the last several decades and the work that he and his team at FairTest do is invaluable. Tune in to hear about the test optional movement in college admissions and more!   TRANSCRIPT […]

To Test or Not To Test?

To Test or Not To Test

One of the less visible changes that the 2020 pandemic brought us was the shift to “test optional” policies at many schools across the US.  Nearly 2,000 schools have now instituted this policy based not only on the lack of ability to test during lockdown, but on research showing standardized test scores do not offer […]

[Podcast Trailer] Don’t Force It: How to Get Into College Without Losing Yourself In The Process

For all the stressed-out parents trying to help their teenagers navigate the complicated world of college admissions. Each episode offers insightful and in-depth conversations with admissions experts and professional educators with practical advice for getting through the process without losing sight of yourself, your kid, or your sanity. From building a strong academic and extracurricular […]

Common SAT and ACT Mistakes to Avoid

Common SAT and ACT Mistakes to Avoid

What mistakes should students avoid when studying for the SAT or ACT? Here are three common mistakes we see time and again at Signet and our proven solutions.

Timeline for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Timeline for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Is your student on track with their SAT or ACT test prep?    If you aren’t quite sure what constitutes “on track,” this blog is for you. Read on to learn more about the proper timeline for SAT or ACT test prep.    When Should Students Take the SAT or ACT? While it’s important for […]

How to Study for a Math Test or Final

Studying for a math test can be daunting for many students. Even if a student knows the ins and outs of the material, it’s often hard to predict which problems they will encounter on exam day. In some cases, they may not have even seen those types of problems prior to the assessment.   When […]

Standardized Test Taking Strategies

Discover helpful test taking strategies for the SAT, ACT, and AP exams that can build students’ confidence and boost their overall performance.

The Essential ACT Prep Guide

In this essential ACT prep guide, we provide crucial information about the ACT, including how to go about studying and preparing for this test. Check it out.

10 Tips to Ace the SAT and ACT

Is it standardized testing time for your student? Here are ten tips for getting students on the road to acing the SAT or ACT.

Standardized Testing

Standardized Test

Standardized Testing Standardized testing can be stressful and confusing for students. There are no specific classes designed to prepare students for these tests (with the exception of AP exams), so in many cases, students don’t know what to expect.  Should they take the SAT or ACT? Does it matter which test they submit to colleges? […]

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Does your child freeze, fumble, or flip out when confronted with high-stakes testing? They may be experiencing test anxiety. Learn how to help them prepare for testing.

Summer: The Time for College Applications

Get on Track with College Applications This Summer

Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time for students to get on track with college applications. Get Signet’s college application checklist.

SSAT Test Preparation for Private School

SSAT Test Preparation for Private School

If your student plans to apply to a private high school, the SSAT needs to be on your radar. Learn more about how to effectively prep for this important exam.

Standardized Testing: Do You Know the Exams?

While the movement encouraging schools to de-emphasize testing in their admissions procedures has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, test scores may still be an important part of the college application process for many students.