Search - Quix
Search - Content
Search - News Feeds
Search - Easy Blog
Search - Tags

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 Classic Learning Test (CLT)? I'm not always able to spend...
Continue reading
  5455 Hits
  0 Comments

Test Preparation Without Getting Smarter

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, ...
Continue reading
  199 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1233 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1417 Hits
  0 Comments

Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT® or ACT® Scores

study-skills-for-seriously-low
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...
Continue reading
  2401 Hits
  0 Comments

Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

Lee-cookie_20200314-030353_1
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...
Continue reading
  3249 Hits
  0 Comments

Homeschool Codes for Tests

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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
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
  14604 Hits
  20 Comments

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....
Continue reading
  2876 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  3352 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  2479 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1336 Hits
  0 Comments

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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
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
  1657 Hits
  2 Comments

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...
Continue reading
  1184 Hits
  0 Comments

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships!A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story.In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score.My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
  1504 Hits
  4 Comments

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...
Continue reading
Recent Comments
Guest — Lee
We used the Institute for Excellence in Writing Advanced Communication Series, plus 501 Writing Prompts, among other things. I *lo... Read More
Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:21
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
  2657 Hits
  4 Comments

More Encouraging Posts

  • Do You Need Summer School?

    Do you need to do summer school in your homeschool? How do you know? Take this quick quiz to find out if you need to do summer school this summer.

    summer


    1. Are you done with curriculum?

    One way to measure a high school credit is when you finish the curriculum. You only need to be 75-80% finished to be "done"
    Read More
  • What is a Good Score on the SAT?

    What is a good score on the SAT? Everybody asks me that!

    good score on the SAT


    There is no formula or calculation for what makes a good score.  A good SAT score is the best score that YOUR child can earn. But to guesstimate how your child is doing, I can suggest a scale based on the general population of the US. It doesn't fit

    Read More
  • The 12 Days of Christmas Teaching Tips

    Master my best Christmas teaching tips this season!

    Holiday seasons, especially between November and January, are busy times. Celebrations like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Hanukkah, and more seem to tumble on top of each other, with no time in between. For many homeschoolers, it seems that any idea of homeschooling just goes out the window during these times. Is it

    Read More
  • Time to Think About Grades, Credits, and Transcripts

    Whether you're new to homeschooling or a seasoned veteran who just needs a little help creating your child's transcripts, it's Time to Think About Grades, Credits, and Transcripts! It will be painless - I'm known as the "Homeschool consultant who does NOT make you cry"!

    In this class you'll learn how to figure out high school credits and calculate grades. I'll tell

    Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • 37
  • 38
  • 39
  • 40
  • 41
  • 42
  • 43
  • 44
  • 45
  • 46
  • 47
  • 48