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Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost

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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The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT

The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT
You're likely familiar with the SAT and ACT tests, but are you familiar with the CLT? I'm not always able to spend as much time as I wo...
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Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]

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

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First of all, look at some colleges near you with low scores. Do a quick google search for your state and your test (SAT or ACT), like this: "colleges...
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

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Get My Cookie Recipe Collection Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research...
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Homeschool Codes for Tests

Homeschool Codes for Tests
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 against the nation. There is no homeschool code for this test. When they are asked the question, "Are...
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Guest — Sheri
(I forgot to check "notify me!")
Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:45
Guest — Sheri
Hello Lee! We are filling out a new college app in Texas for a homeschool grad who has been in college in California. They are as... Read More
Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:44
Guest — Lee
Stephanie, The test administrator should know the homeschool code for you. Try to avoid using the public school code if you can -... Read More
Sunday, 01 May 2016 13:35
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New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative

New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative
New CLT is an SAT and ACT Alternative I am so excited about the new CLT testing option. I have asked their Regional Director to fill us in on the details in the blog post, below.We at the Classic Learning Test (CLT) believe that the ancient philosophers got it right: how someone learns to think, what they read, and how they live, are all intricately connected.As fellow homeschooling parents, we’ve accepted an enormous responsibility to educate...
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Guest — thomas snider
when is the next CLT going to be?
Monday, 11 March 2019 20:49
Robin
Hi Thomas, I found this in a Google search for upcoming CLT dates: https://www.cltexam.com/locations I hope that helps! Robin Assi... Read More
Monday, 11 March 2019 21:44
Guest — Raqyel
Praise the Lord!!!! About time! Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you CLT!! God bless you for such an amazing project of lov... Read More
Friday, 28 October 2016 14:32
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Test Preparation without Getting Smarter

Test Preparation without Getting Smarter
Test Preparation without Getting Smarter When the SAT or ACT is just a few days away, don't worry about getting smarter! Just prepare for the test. Sure, it would be great if every child was compliant, studied for the college admission tests with a willing and eager attitude, and scored above average, but we live in the real world. Sometimes the test is SOON and the child has ... potentially ... accidentally ... forgotten to study...
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Schedule Test Preparation

Schedule Test Preparation
Affiliate disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Schedule Test Preparation How do you prepare your child for the SAT or ACT?  Here are my suggestions in a nutshell!Collect Study MaterialsFor the SAT: Cracking the New SAT with 4 Practice Tests, 2016 Edition: Created for the Redesigned 2016 ExamFor the ACT: Cracking the ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2016 EditionFor essay preparation: Free sample...
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Guest — Angie
How far in advance do you recommend that we have our kids start prepping? Thanks!
Sunday, 22 November 2015 19:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Angie, In her blog post "Test Prep Like Marathon Training" Lee says that "it takes a couple of months to study for one specif... Read More
Monday, 23 November 2015 13:57
Guest — Lee
Hi Kati! Last year the Princeton Review had a "dud" edition with some errors in the answer key, so I linked to the previous year... Read More
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 16:02
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How to Prep for College Admission Tests

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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Choosing Between the SAT and ACT

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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Test Preparation in Middle School

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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Will More Tests Increase Options?

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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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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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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