The Common Core: Will It Affect You?

Last month, we hosted a webinar called "What the New SAT Means for You" (watch it on demand here), during which we discussed the link between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the new SAT (learn more about the new SAT here). During the Q&A period of the event, we discovered a common question: Will the Common Core affect students in states that don't use the C…

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Posted August 5th, 2014

Tests Make You Smarter

A recent article from The New York Times discusses research about the role of tests in developing memory. It turns out that tests actually make us smarter by helping to embed information into our memories. This phenomenon, called the retrieval practice effect, provides insight that could help students to learn more efficiently, thereby improving grades and test scores.…

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Posted July 26th, 2014