14 11, 2018

How to Conquer ACT Prep (for Parents)

By |2018-11-20T16:12:12+00:00November 14th, 2018|ACT|

Whether you’re a student or a parent, and whether the ACT fits squarely into your high school planning or you aren’t sure where to begin, you almost certainly have questions. Maybe you have a lot of questions. Before Googling yourself into standardized testing oblivion, I have some reassuring, albeit boring advice: getting a great score [...]

1 08, 2018

Succeeding Doesn’t Require All the Answers

By |2018-08-01T19:31:58+00:00August 1st, 2018|ACT, SAT|

Taking the SATs or ACTs is not about knowing every answer, it’s also about knowing what to do when you don’t know the answer and how to put an answer down in the first place. Aside from studying the material that appears on these standardized tests, the actual taking of the test is a completely [...]

17 07, 2018

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Do Colleges Prefer?

By |2018-07-17T16:57:11+00:00July 17th, 2018|ACT, Admissions, SAT|

Most colleges require applicants to submit either the SAT or ACT. But which test is preferred by admissions officers? If this were a multiple-choice question, the correct answer would be “None of the Above!” The SAT and ACT are treated the same for the purposes of college admissions. Neither test is considered “better” or “more [...]

16 07, 2018

SAT Versus ACT Comparison Chart

By |2018-07-16T19:32:04+00:00July 16th, 2018|ACT, SAT|

SAT and ACT comparisons are a plenty, but in reality, they both are different tests that help students achieve the same goal: getting into the college of their dreams. While they broadly test similar content, their formats and style differ significantly. The following charts compare concrete differences between the SAT and ACT. Parents can use [...]

25 06, 2018

SAT Score Choice and SAT Superscore: How to Show Colleges the Best Possible Score

By |2018-07-18T18:36:21+00:00June 25th, 2018|ACT|

Preparing for the SAT is hard work. Students practice every day for months, perfect their test-taking techniques, and sometimes take the test three or even four times. This article aims to help students capitalize on their efforts when presenting SAT scores to colleges. It will define two important terms: SAT superscore and Score Choice. [...]

25 06, 2018

What is ACT Superscoring? What about ACT Score Choice?

By |2018-07-18T18:41:19+00:00June 25th, 2018|ACT|

Preparing for the ACT is hard work. Students must study for long hours, hone their test-taking skills, and sometimes take the test three or even four times. This article aims to help students capitalize on their admirable efforts when presenting their ACT score to colleges. It will first define two important terms: ACT superscoring [...]

3 05, 2018

Does your state require the SAT or ACT?

By |2018-07-16T02:17:59+00:00May 3rd, 2018|ACT, SAT|

Confused by state-administered SATs/ACTs? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll find information about the tests themselves, how they affect the college admissions process, and how your child should prepare for them. After reading this post, you’ll understand how to approach state-administered SATs and ACTs and how to incorporate them into [...]

2 01, 2018

How Can My Child Become a Better Test-Taker?

By |2018-07-16T02:20:17+00:00January 2nd, 2018|ACT, SAT|

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 [...]