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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.
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A closer look at what standardized testing companies do with the personal information students provide.
Here’s a secret: test prep doesn’t have to be unpleasant and intense. When you start early, you can take it easy. Many families like to get a jump on standardized test preparation. If you’re a high school junior, you may have already started this past summer. That’s great, but if you’re not in that boat, not to worry! Read on for tips on preparing your ultimate test prep plan.
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.
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.
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A simple standardized testing timeline for high school juniors
A simple standardized testing guide for high school freshman.
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