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What is a Good Score on the SAT?

What is a Good Score on the SAT?
What is a good score on the SAT? Everybody asks me that! 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 every family, and it may not fit your child, but it can help you begin to...
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Guest — Lee
Jeri, Each section has 800 possible points. The SAT used to have two sections, so years ago 1600 was the best possible score. Now... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:24
Guest — Jerie
Please clarify something for me. I always thought the top SAT score was 2400 which would make an 800 pretty low, in comparison. La... Read More
Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:11
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Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit (Plus Free Book)

Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit (Plus Free Book)
Take the PSAT for Fun and Profit Like the SAT, the PSAT is a college admission test overseen by the College Board®. It meets most state homeschool testing requirements and covers reading, writing, and math, but doesn't include an essay. The PSAT is a fairly inexpensive test compared to most annual assessments. In addition to being practice for the SAT, the PSAT can help you find a college, indicate career options your student might not have...
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Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker!

Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker!
Help! My Child isn't a Good Test Taker! Are you wondering what to do if your homeschooled child isn't a good test taker? Click on Lee's video, below (or here) for some simple strategies for anxious parents.Are you struggling with a child who just isn't a good test taker? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need help with tests such...
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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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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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CLEP or AP: How Do You Choose?

CLEP or AP: How Do You Choose?
Do you want your child to earn college credit in the high school years? Are you considering CLEP or AP? Click on the video below to learn how to choose between CLEP and AP!What concerns do you have about CLEP and AP? Has your child already taken CLEP or AP classes or tests? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool...
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Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?

Where Can I Find Information on the SAT and ACT?
Is the SAT or ACT exam looming ahead for your child? Click on the video below to learn where to find out more information about these tests and stop panicking!Is your child taking the SAT or ACT next school year? Or have they already taken their test and you have some tips to share? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on...
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Coping with Changes to the SAT

Coping with Changes to the SAT
Confused about recent changes to the SAT?. In this video, I discuss what you can expect. Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics! For more on this topic, you might like my class: High School Testing (Online Training)Only $15.00!
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Guest — Sandy Supplee
My son will be a junior taking get the SAT for the first time in spring 2016 (first release of new version). However, he'll be ta... Read More
Sunday, 30 March 2014 14:14
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Breaking News! The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016

Breaking News!  The SAT test will change in Spring of 2016
The College Board® has just announced extensive changes to the SAT, saying that both the SAT and ACT "have become disconnected from the work of our high schools."So they are changing the test. CHANGE. I know what you're thinking. Change; that dreaded word that reminds us all about changing diapers. What is changing on the SAT?The test questions are different NO penalty for wrong answers Offered in print AND on computer at selected locations Only THREE...
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Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit

Living Overseas? How to Plan a College Visit
I have so many military and missionary members and subscribers, sometimes I feel like I travel the globe as I talk to people.  It's so fun! I often get questions about how my military and missionary friends can plan for college visits.When homeschoolers live overseas, make the best use of your breaks in the US.  Visit colleges, as many as you can, during your visits back to the US. For overseas families, try to find colleges that...
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Homeschool High School Testing: AP Exams

Homeschool High School Testing: AP Exams
Many parents write to me asking about high school testing options. Sometimes it seems confusing, but each test is simple to understand once you know what makes them unique and how they can work to your child's benefit. Tammy wrote to me recently about AP Exams: I saw an ad in the local school bulletin.They are having AP Exams. Is that something my son can take to show his "intelligence" in a subject or is it...
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