2 01, 2018

How Can My Child Become a Better Test-Taker?

By | 2018-01-02T14:59:02+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|ACT, SAT|0 Comments

One of the most common concerns parents approach me with at Testive is that their child has never been a “good test-taker.” While their child may work hard, and fully understand the material they’re being tested on, they struggle with the test format, or freeze up with anxiety on test day. This is why [...]

29 12, 2017

What is a Good ACT Score?

By | 2018-01-02T14:11:26+00:00 December 29th, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

One of the most common questions we get asked at Testive typically happens during the very first coaching session, and it has a few different iterations: “is my baseline practice test score good?” “Is my score good enough for submission?” “what score do I need to get in to [insert first choice school here]?” [...]

7 12, 2017

What Should I Do the Night Before the SAT or ACT?

By | 2017-12-14T20:11:39+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACT, SAT|0 Comments

As a Testive Coach, I not only guide students as they master the content of the SAT and/or ACT, I also advise them on how to approach the test with the best possible mindset. While the night before the test is generally considered “too late” to make substantial changes in test readiness, this is not [...]

15 05, 2017

The Best Time to Take the SAT or ACT

By | 2017-12-04T04:53:37+00:00 May 15th, 2017|ACT, SAT|2 Comments

Get Your Testing Timeline What’s the best time to take the SAT? What about the ACT? There are seven SAT test dates and six ACT test dates throughout the calendar year. And colleges accept test scores from any test date, taken at any point in high school. So how [...]

3 04, 2017

How to Earn Scholarships Based on ACT Scores

By | 2017-12-01T03:58:38+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

Just getting through high school in one piece is hard enough, but to get into the college of your choice, you really have to keep many plates spinning at once. One plate to spin is the cost of college. And one way to help cut the cost of college is to earn scholarships based on [...]

28 03, 2017

Guide to ACT Registration

By | 2017-08-28T18:06:07+00:00 March 28th, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

There are many different pieces to the college application process - selecting the colleges to which you’ll apply, gathering your transcripts and other documents, writing your essays and answer short-answer prompts, collecting letters of recommendation, and so on and so forth. In the timeline of college applications, one of the first items you’ll need to [...]

31 01, 2017

What Is the Average SAT Score?

By | 2017-12-01T19:15:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

The average SAT score is 1080. In other words, 1800 is the median composite score. SAT Category Score Average SAT Composite score 1080 Average SAT Math score 530 Average SAT Reading/Writing score 540 The Design Target Average SAT Score The SAT scoring scale is designed so that 1000 is the average SAT score [...]

31 01, 2017

How Much Does the ACT Cost?

By | 2017-12-01T19:08:10+00:00 January 31st, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

It costs $42.50 to register for one ACT date without the Writing section included. It costs $58.50 with the Writing section included. There are a handful of extra charges that depend on circumstance, including registering late, sending scores to more than four colleges, changing test dates and more. That's the cost of one ACT date. [...]

30 01, 2017

What is the Average ACT Score?

By | 2017-08-28T15:42:45+00:00 January 30th, 2017|ACT|0 Comments

What is the Average ACT Score? The average ACT score is 20. In other words, 20 is the median composite score. About half of the nation's test takers score above 20, and about half score below. ACT Category Score Average ACT Composite score 20 Average ACT English score 19 Average ACT Math score 19 Average [...]