Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges

Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges
Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay. Reporting SAT Scores To Colleges I was just talking to one of my Gold Care Club members about the cost of sending SAT scores to colleges. Without planning, it can get priceyWhen you register for the SAT test, the student can indicate up to four college recipients during registration. Only four score sends are included with your registration;...
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Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades

Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades
Test Scores Low but High Homeschool Grades What do you do? What do you do when your test scores don't match your homeschool grades? First rule of homeschooling - do not panic! Especially with the first time taking the SAT or ACT, the scores may not be accurate as the child is adjusting to the test.Tammy asked this question on my Video Tip of the Week.I have been working through my daughter’s transcripts, and her grades...
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Guest — Jaybrena
Hi Lee! Is there an article or webinar related to the new SAT? I have a daughter entering 10th this year and she has not done anyt... Read More
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Yes, Jaybrena! Lee talks about the changes in the SAT here: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SAT: Big Changes Coming w... Read More
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 16:39
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Practicing for the SAT and ACT

Practicing for the SAT and ACT
Practicing for the SAT and ACT Worried about how to prepare your child for the SAT or ACT? Lee can help! Click on Lee's video, below (or here) for some tips on practicing for these high school tests!Is your child studying for the SAT or ACT? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Get general strategies and study tips for all the major...
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SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?

SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done?
Did you know ... study time spent on tests such as the SAT or ACT can be included on the transcript! SAT Prep - Credit for Work Done? It can take a lot of work for kids to prepare for high school tests such as the SAT or ACT. There are ways to give them credit for all the work they've done using test prep books, classes, or other supplementary materials.• Consider it a supplement for...
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We used the Institute for Excellence in Writing Advanced Communication Series, plus 501 Writing Prompts, among other things. I *lo... Read More
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Guest — Ann
We used The Teaching Company (The Great Courses) "How To Be A Superstar Student" VHS with my two older sons in junior high school,... Read More
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 05:26
Guest — Kristine
I made the decision to give credit for this after reading your Setting the Record Straight book (which is excellent, btw!). My da... Read More
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:11
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PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015

PSAT and SAT Change Fall 2015
There are big changes coming to the PSAT and SAT this fall. Are you ready?This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. PSAT and SAT change Fall 2015 The PSAT and SAT change will affect children who are starting junior year in 2015. The changes will start with the new format PSAT in October. Then the SAT test will change in the spring...
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2014 Homeschool Year In Review with The HomeScholar

2014 Homeschool Year In Review with The HomeScholar
2014 Homeschool Year In Review with The HomeScholar  Every month I help parents homeschool though high school by publishing an email newsletter. January is a great time to look back and see all we have learned in the past year. Join me below for a 2014 homeschool year in review with The HomeScholar.  January Complete the FAFSA for Fun and Profit  February  iTired: Dealing with Homeschool Fatigue  March Know Your State Homeschool Law  April  How to...
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Important Questions that are NOT About the Test

Important Questions that are NOT About the Test
When you are looking at the SAT or ACT test for the first time, you'll see something quite surprising. Some of the questions aren't about the test at all! Before the test even begins, and before the timer starts, there are questions your child will need to answer. It's a good idea to review this information with your children before they take the test. These important questions that are not about the test can make a...
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Not a Good Tester

Not a Good Tester
Not a Good Tester Is your child just not a good tester? Some kids don't do well on standardized tests. Nobody knows that better than a homeschool parent with a child that doesn't do well on tests.  For college admission, though, it can help to provide test scores from the SAT or ACT.Colleges want test scores. It's very uncommon (although not impossible) to get college admission and scholarships without taking one of these tests. A child doesn't need...
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Dear Janet, I'm not exactly sure about what to do, but I know where to find the answer: http://www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student/i... Read More
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Guest — Janet
I have a daughter who may never be able to do well a "bubble" test, due to vision issues. (However, she is not legally blind.) W... Read More
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How Homeschoolers Measure Up: Comparing Percentiles

How Homeschoolers Measure Up: Comparing Percentiles
How Homeschoolers Measure Up with Test Scores Homeschoolers tend to do GREAT on standardized test scores. For example: on average, homeschoolers score above the 79th percentile in reading. But what does that mean to you? How does your homeschooler measure up? Are you average? Of course not!Homeschooling alone can't guarantee that your child will score in the 79th percentile in reading, because every child is unique! But what homeschooing CAN do, is allow your child to...
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PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted

PSAT Scores: 14 And Gifted
What do you do when your child's PSAT score surprises you? Life with a gifted child is never boring! Sometimes you just don't know what to do next. PSAT Scores: 14 and Gifted Hi Lee,I just got a jolt when I read on your website that a rough conversion from PSAT to SAT is to add a zero to the end. So what do I do with a 14 year old who has a PSAT selection index...
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Cindi, often the percentile score for one standardized test (like the Stanford) will be roughly the same as the percentile score o... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:18
Guest — Cindi
My daughter won't be taking the PSAT for another year. I'm curious how well she'll do. She's a great student and has always done e... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 08:57
Guest — Jan
Sometimes, it can be difficult to find resources to challenge a homeschooled student with an aptitude for math and science. I wou... Read More
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 20:24
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Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?

Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement?
Is the SAT a Graduation Requirement? Are you concerned that your teen might not do well on the SAT and you're wondering if it really is a graduation requirement? Click on Lee's video to learn more!Is your teen gearing up to take the SAT? Are you worried about the SAT? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Looking for help with the SAT...
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Online Classes, Community College, AP, or CLEP?

Online Classes, Community College, AP, or CLEP?
Are you wondering just what to do next? There are so many options for your homeschooled child!I remember what it felt like to worry around in circles over these options! Choosing between community college, AP courses , CLEP exams, online classes, and other options depends on your child. I have recommended each option to different homeschoolers.When you're making the decision for your family, take a step back and think about what your goals are for your child. If...
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AP Classes Not Required for AP Tests

AP Classes Not Required for AP Tests
Anybody can take  AP TESTS, even if you don't take  AP CLASSES. An AP test can be marvelous outside documentation for learning, and it can be a real boost to your college application if you are gearing up for a very selective school, or need big scholarships. But you don't need an AP course in order to take an AP test. Read more on the College Board® website. "You can take as many AP Tests as...
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Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?

Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships?
Can SAT and ACT Testing Help Earn Scholarships? Has your child taken the SAT or ACT test yet? Click on Lee's video below to learn how SAT and ACT testing can help earn your child full-tuition scholarships!Will your child be taking the SAT or ACT this year? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Do you want more tips on helping your child earn...
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Guest — April
My children are still young, but how would we do this when the tests are common core aligned in future years?
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:31
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear April, It's tempting to try and anticipate what the future will bring with SAT and ACT tests, but I think it's important to s... Read More
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:04
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How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?

How Do I Stop Worrying About the SAT?
Is your child in high school? Have you started studying for the SAT together? Are you worried about the upcoming changes to the SAT? Click on Lee's video below to help you stop worrying about the SAT.Are you or your child worried about taking the SAT? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!For more help navigating high...
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Guest — Lee
The new study guides should be available in 2015, so we have a while to wait. For now, you can use the Princeton Review Study guid... Read More
Saturday, 28 June 2014 14:55
Guest — Carla Barron
Is there a SAT study guide that you recommend designed for the new SAT?
Saturday, 28 June 2014 12:40
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