Test Preparation in Middle School

  Test Preparation in Middle School What do you do to prepare for the SAT and ACT when your child is in middle school? Read these 7 ways to effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT before high school. The best test prep in middle school is making sure you do a good job with reading, writing, penmanship, and math. Also, providing practice with fill in the bubble tests can ensure that they will be successful...

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SAT Accommodation for Homeschoolers

When you struggle with learning disabilities, it may be helpful to get an official diagnosis of learning challenges, and then pursue accommodation on the SAT college admission test.  Accommodation for the SAT can happen, it requires a recent label from a doctor, and that there are specific rules that must be followed. If the essay is a stumbling block, you can also opt for the ACT test without the optional essay. Either the SAT or ACT...

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The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT

You're likely familiar with the SAT® and ACT® tests, but are you familiar with the Classic Learning Test (CLT)? I'm not always able to spend...

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Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]

Let me explain how cookies improve test scores! To choose the best high school test for your child in just 3 easy steps, begin with the time...

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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT® or ACT® Scores


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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Test Preparation Without Getting Smarter

When the SAT® or ACT® is just a few days away, test preparation shouldn't make you worry about getting smarter! Just prepare for the test. Sure, ...

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Deciding on SAT Subject Tests

Please note that as of January 2021, The College Board has discontinued SAT Subject Tests® and SAT® essay.  The SAT Subject Tests are required by SOME colleges, but not all. So here is what you need to do:1. Find out what colleges you are applying to (or the college you *may* apply to)2. Find out what tests they require for admission3. Take the tests if they require them.Virtually ALL colleges will accept either the SAT or...

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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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Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost

Plan ahead to avoid devastating test results. Whether your child is a super-smart, gifted test-taker, or struggling test-o-phobe, there is o...

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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score


Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research in my own home suggests that 10...

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High School Testing Help

Understanding the common high school tests can save you real money right now - saving thousands of dollars on college. In my online training resource, “High School Testing” I compare major high school tests, discusses general strategies & study tips, and shares how my sons homeschooled one year of college using CLEP exams. This great resource, which includes a video, audio transcription, handouts and an ebook, will help you understand and navigate the following tests: SATACTPSAT/NMSQTPLANSATII...

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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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Will More Tests Increase Options?

Will More Tests Increase Options? Jasmine was doing some research on college counselors, and found my YouTube Tip of the Week "Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor?""My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people have advised her to take the ACT (some saying that her SAT score is still too low for highly selective colleges, others saying that a high ACT score may open...

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Choosing Between the SAT and ACT

Choosing Between the SAT and ACT Like many choices in homeschooling, the choice of which college admissions test to take is, for the most part, up to you. You have the advantage in these tests, because you get to choose whichever test makes your child look like a genius. Each high school testing location chooses whether to provide the SAT or the ACT to their students. In general, the states on the coasts tend to give the...

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How to Prep for College Admission Tests

How to Prep for College Admission Tests 1. Choose the right test The first step in test prep is figuring out whether the SAT or ACT is the best fit for your child. Because the SAT has changed as of 2016, if your child does best on the SAT, I suggest they take BOTH tests, the SAT and ACT.  If your child does best on the ACT, then only study for and have them take the ACT....

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