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 […]

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 […]

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.

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? […]

SAT, ACT, or go ‘Test Optional?’

SAT vs ACT vs Test Optional

We receive many questions from families about whether their students should take the SAT, ACT, or go test optional. Here’s how to make the right decision.

Are Colleges Moving Away from Standardized Testing?

To many families, the SAT and ACT are practically synonymous with college admissions. But there are more than a few problems with the SAT and ACT. Learn about the issues with standardized testing and what colleges are doing about it.

How to Set an SAT or ACT Goal Score

Goal-setting is valuable when it comes to standardized testing. Learn how to set the right SAT or ACT goal score for your high school student.

SAT/ACT Junior Year Test Prep Timeline & FAQs

SAT/ACT Junior Year Test Prep Timeline & FAQs

In this blog post, we’ll give you a step-by-step timeline for SAT/ACT test prep over the course of junior year and address some questions we often get from parents and students.

8-Week SAT or ACT Study Plan

Waited until the last minute (or the last 2 months), and now you’re stressing? Here’s a plan to help you conquer the SAT or ACT with just 8 weeks of prep.

Update on the New SAT: Math

Update on the New SAT: Math

The SAT is changing in 2016—what does this mean for you? In Part 3 of this series, learn about how Math will be tested.

Update on the New SAT

The College Board just released more details on the upcoming changes to the SAT. Here’s what you need to know about the test’s format.

Changes to the SAT

Changes to the SAT

A guideline to the changes to the SAT that were released March 5, 2014.