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ACT vs. SAT: Which Test Is Right for You?

One of the first of many college admissions decisions that students must make is whether to take the ACT, the SAT, or both. Keep reading to see some of the differences between the tests! Test Timing One of the biggest differences between…
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Why the PSAT Matters to You

It's just the PSAT, right? As in "pre-SAT"? As in "just practice"? Wrong. The PSAT has always been more than "just a practice" test because it also acts as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), meaning that eligible students…
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The Best Way to Study

Every student wants to know the secret to acing the big test, whether that test is next week’s history quiz or the SAT. Let’s start with some bad news: There is no fast, simple, effort-free way to learn. Now for some good news: There…
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AP Exam Policies: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

Last year, some 200 students in Millbrae, California were incredibly disappointed to learn that their hard-earned AP scores had been invalidated. The students took their AP exams at Mills High School, and were seated at round tables. Unbeknownst…
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What Is The PSAT And Why Should Your Child Take It?

The PSAT is offered to high school students each October. In many parts of the country, students in 9th through 11th grade are able to register for the test, but the PSAT is particularly important for high school juniors. All 11thgrade students…
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How Changes to the ACT and SAT Will Affect You

The next few years will be full of changes for college-bound high school students because many of the exams that these students take will be revised – if not completely redesigned! Changes at ACT, Inc. ACT, Inc. is making many changes…
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The SAT: Early Preparation is Vital

Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report have unanimously declared Thomas Jefferson High School for Science Technology in Virginia to be America’s best high school. At Thomas Jefferson, the average student scores in the 98th percentile on the…