Is summer learning loss real?  You bet it is!  The cumulative effects of summer learning loss can amount to years of instructional loss over the course of the elementary, middle […] Read more ›
Junior year is probably the most important year of high school.  Students are taking higher level courses and admissions tests such as the ACT and SAT.  But they may also […] Read more ›
Should I Take the ACT or SAT?
Rising juniors should begin to think about which standardized test they want to take to apply to colleges:  the ACT or SAT. The SAT changed significantly in the spring of […] Read more ›
Registration for ACT Accommodations Improved
Seeking ACT accommodations is something many parents have grappled with—successfully and unsuccessfully.  While most students can easily register online and start prepping for the test, students with disabilities (and their […] Read more ›
Encourage Your Student to Read and Write this Summer!
Summer is full of opportunities–for kids to learn but also to lose knowledge gained the previous school year.  If your child is below grade level in reading or math, a […] Read more ›
Change Your Mind About Your College Choice?
Is it too late to change your mind about your college choice?  After months of filling out applications and waiting for responses, is it too late to make a different […] Read more ›
Playing the Wait List Game?
Are you playing the Wait List Game?  Earlier this month, many students applying to highly competitive colleges and universities got their notifications:  admitted, turned down, or…offered a spot on the […] Read more ›
College Application Essay Topics That Work
Writing the college application essay is probably the hardest part of the whole application.  Everyone has gone on a service trip of some sort, been an officer of some organization […] Read more ›
Start ACT Prep Early If Early Decision is Your Goal
One more reason to start  ACT prep early junior year:  choosing Early Decision may improve your chances of getting into your dream school–so don’t be sweating out the June or […] Read more ›
ACT Prep May Save the Cost of Remedial Classes
One more reason for ACT prep:  avoid the cost of remedial classes because your student wasn’t prepared for college level work. While the ACT composite score is the figure most […] Read more ›
Executive Function Skills Develop Early
“Executive function” skills have been the subject of considerable research and discussion over the last 20 years.  These skills, learned from a young age, refer to a group of skills […] Read more ›
Can Meditation Increase SAT or ACT Test Scores?
Talk to high school students about taking the SAT or ACT test and it won’t be long before the word “stressful” enters into the conversation.  High school in general can […] Read more ›

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