17 07, 2018

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Do Colleges Prefer?

By | 2018-07-17T16:57:11+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 January 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 [...]

29 12, 2017

What is a Good ACT Score?

By | 2018-07-16T02:31:41+00:00 December 29th, 2017|ACT|

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 | 2018-07-16T02:33:21+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACT, SAT|

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

When is the Best Time to Take the SAT or ACT?

By | 2018-07-16T02:43:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|ACT, SAT|

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 should you schedule test dates and test prep so [...]