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SAT Change - What You Need to Know About Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT)

The SAT® is making changes and is becoming an online test. It will continue to be administered at schools and test centers with a proctor. It is not p...

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Which AP® Classes are Best for Self Study?

Did you know? Any student can take an AP® test, even if they do not take an AP® course. What?? AP® courses are extra difficult, and often take 2-3 hou...

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When Should My Child Take College Admission Tests?

Wondering about the optimal time to take college admission tests? Click on Lee's video, below, to learn when to take the PSAT®, SAT®, and ACT® tests.&...

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Comparing Homeschool Standardized Test Scores

Here is your homework for today. First, look at your children's standardized test scores and compare them to your local public school. If the public school average scores were the same as yours, how would the newspaper report  that?  Next, read 16 Ways Standardized Testing Can Help Your Homeschool Thrive! Public schools across the country all use different tests, and it really doesn't matter which standardized test you take.  Just look at the overall percentile scores...

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PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT

The best preparation for the SAT® or ACT® is a well-educated student who has received quality education covering all the core classes. The worst prepa...

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Math Books Will Not Increase Your Test Scores

It's tempting to think that taking a pre-calculus or calculus class will help your SAT® or ACT® test scores, but it's not true! My High Scho...

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Is a Perfect PSAT Score Required for Merit Scholarships?

Perfect is swell, but is a perfect PSAT score required for merit scholarships? (Of course, you could always use studying as a way to do better on all of the high school tests! Test Preparation without Getting Smarter) "I finished watching your DVD Getting The Big Scholarships.... it was awesome!  Thank you for taking the time to help others.  In receiving a merit scholarship wouldn't you have to have a perfect PSAT score?  I 've had...

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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT® or ACT® Scores

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Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. by Author First of all, look at some colleg...

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How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course

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Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared.&nb...

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Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission

Gearing up for Ivy League admission is one of the toughest challenge for high school students, whether they are homeschooled or not. Ivy&nbs...

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Homeschool Test Preparation for College Admission Tests

When your child is working hard on studying for college admission tests, like the SAT® or ACT®, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this...

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SAT Vocabulary - Improve your Skills the Fun Way!

When children have reached the point of reading and writing well, working on vocabulary development can change from previous years. I have a variety o...

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Test Preparation Without Getting Smarter

When do you start the process of test preparation? Which strategies are most effective for college admission test practice? The world of college test ...

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Homeschool Codes for Tests

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay.. Click the image above to receive our free monthly newsletter When homeschool students take college admission tests, they usually need to provide homeschool codes. Here are homeschool codes for tests all in one place for you: SAT Homeschool Code is 970000 ACT Homeschool Code is 969999 PSAT For the PSAT, homeschoolers are compared with other students within their state, not compared...

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Are AP Classes Necessary for Homeschoolers?

Do you have to take AP classes if you don't want to? Debbie wrote on Facebook:"I have a 12 yr (7th grade) daughter who is currently doing 9th grade work. As I pick her school work is it necessary for her to do AP classes and how do I know which home school courses are AP? In other words, can I make any curriculum an AP course and how?"Debbie, anyone can take an AP test, even...

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