College Test Prep Advice and Tips PAInstructional tips and advice on how to prepare for the ACT, SAT, PSAT and achieve high score. In addition figuring out the world of standardized testing, we tackle topics related to the admissions process such as application essays, being wait-listed and the pros and cons of online tutoring. Read our blogs for more information about the test-taking process.
What Will Online Testing for the ACT and SAT Look Like?
by Craig Miller on April 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm
The move to digital / online testing for standardized tests was already happening, but the coronavirus response has dramatically accelerated the trend. Here’s what we know and think is likely to happen over the next year. Already Fully Online Amongst major standardized tests, the GRE (graduate school admissions) and TOEFL (test of English language proficiency) The post What Will Online Testing for the ACT and SAT Look Like? first appeared on Crimson Review.
Next Steps for ACT Test-Takers
by Craig Miller on April 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm
The April ACT was cancelled, and the summer tests will go forward only “as CDC and local guidelines allow”. So what should ACT students do now? First, don’t panic! For regular admissions, students can take a test all the way through December of senior year. This means they will have 5, possibly 6 (if their The post Next Steps for ACT Test-Takers first appeared on Crimson Review.
Next Steps for SAT Test-Takers
by Craig Miller on April 16, 2020 at 8:35 pm
It’s official, there will be no SAT test administered until August 29th. So for students who were planning on taking the March, May, or June tests, what should they do now? First, don’t panic! For regular admissions, students can take a test all the way through December of senior year. This means they will have The post Next Steps for SAT Test-Takers first appeared on Crimson Review.
The State of Online Testing
by Craig Miller on April 16, 2020 at 12:27 pm
As we’re all stuck at home, the obvious question around standardized tests is if students will be able to take tests online soon. The situation is likely to continue evolving, but here’s what’s happening and in the works for now. AP Tests – Completely Online in May The College Board is giving AP exams The post The State of Online Testing first appeared on Crimson Review.
Why Prep Now?
by Craig Miller on April 13, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Tests have been cancelled. The June tests might be too, or go forward with limited capacity. Students and parents alike are frustrated and uncertain, so maybe it’s just best to wait things out and see how it goes? Why take action now? Inaction is tempting – keeping with the (new) status quo is almost always The post Why Prep Now? first appeared on Crimson Review.
Are the SAT and ACT more or less important now?
by Craig Miller on April 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Things are changing rapidly in the college admissions landscape as the coronavirus continues to cause havoc in the economy and our daily lives. Colleges are in a tough position – they are trying to finalize their incoming class for fall, recruit for next year, and deal with changes in curriculum all while not being able The post Are the SAT and ACT more or less important now? first appeared on Crimson Review.
Well, Now What?
by Craig Miller on March 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm
It’s been an unreal week for nearly everyone in the past week. We went from keeping an eye on things, to cautionary measures, to mass closings and social distancing in a very, very short time. Everyone has been impacted, and our students taking the SAT and ACT are no exception. With the cancellation of the The post Well, Now What? first appeared on Crimson Review.
Coronavirus Response – March 13th
by Craig Miller on March 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm
Like everyone, we have been watching the developments in our community surrounding COVID-19. While we want our students doing great on the SAT and ACT, our first concern is always to provide a safe and supportive environment for learning. While we pose a very low risk (a small number of people in and out each The post Coronavirus Response - March 13th first appeared on Crimson Review.
Which Test is Best – ISEE vs. SSAT
by Craig Miller on February 28, 2020 at 2:28 pm
The ISEE or SSAT is often the first standardized test students take outside of school. For parents as well, this can be their first introduction to admissions testing. For both students and parents, it can be a very stressful time as they try and find the right fit academically and socially in a new environment. The post Which Test is Best - ISEE vs. SSAT first appeared on Crimson Review.
Pennsylvania High School SAT Rankings
by Craig Miller on February 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the average SAT score for each public and charter high school across the state. Not surprisingly, many schools in our area are near the top of the list. You can see the list of the top 10 and search for other schools here: www.bizjournals.com/pa-sat (link will open in a The post Pennsylvania High School SAT Rankings first appeared on Crimson Review.