#TestingWeek is Here! Register Now!

#TestingWeek is Here! Register Now!
What is your learning style? Do you learn best with live, interactive workshops? Downloadable PDFs or Kindle books you can carry with you? We've got you covered!Join us for #TestingWeek Feb 18-22 and learn all there is to know about the high school tests.What will you learn during #TestingWeek?MondayFree Workshop begins at 3:00 PM Pacific High Scho...
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A Homeschooler’s Guide to Accommodations for the SAT, ACT, and College

A Homeschooler’s Guide to Accommodations for the SAT, ACT, and College
Do you have a struggling learner in your high school homeschool? Do you worry that they will have trouble when it comes to high school tests? If you do, help is on the way!As a part of #TestingWeek next week, my friends Hal and Melanie Young, from Raising Real Men, will be helping us understand high school tests in terms of guiding us through accom...
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[Free Class] High School Testing Simply Explained

[Free Class] High School Testing Simply Explained
One of the biggest high school anxiety producers is testing - specifically the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. I've seen otherwise proud, overcoming, victorious homeschool moms be reduced to wobbly-kneed bowls of jello when faced with their children taking these tests.High School Testing Simply ExplainedFebruary 18 - 3:00pm (Pacific) or February 21 - 1:0...
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6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts, you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests.The problem with tests is that they don't measure what is REALLY important. Qualities NOT Measured by Tests [Printable Poster]. The problem with tests is that there will always be some kids who...
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How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course

How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course
Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared. To prepare for those AP tests without taking an AP course, the secret is self-disciplined study and lots of test preparation. 1. Choose the right test. Choose a test that matches the teen...
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Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?

Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?
Did you know? Any student can take an AP test, even if they don't take an AP course. AP courses are really hard, and often take 2-3 hours of study per day per class. Taking more than one or two per year makes it difficult for the student to cover all the core classes needed for college admission. To solve that prob...
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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores

Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores
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 that accept students with low SAT scores in Ohio." Here are the results for Ohio colleges that have pretty average test scores. Getting into college in Ohio with a low SAT score.Coll...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
When your child is working hard on studying for the SAT or ACT, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on the transcript. Let me provide some simple do's and don'ts for putting test prep on a homeschool transcript.You can find out everything you need to know about the SAT and ACT in my article, How to Ace the SAT or A...
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Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score
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 in my own home suggests that 100% of students will laugh when assigned sweet confections for schoolwork. (Complaining may resume after laughter has ended, however, so your mileage may vary.) Hear me...
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Math Books That Will NOT Increase Your Test Scores

Math Books That Will NOT Increase Your Test Scores
It's tempting to think that taking pre-calculus or calculus will help your SAT or ACT score, but it's not true! I have a High School Subject Test White Paper that can help you gain critical insights into the AP, SAT, and CLEP subject tests. These tips, along with those below, will help you prepare your children for success! What will not help?...
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Lee Binz
Hi Teresa, There are two math CLEP Tests, college algebra and college mathematics. You can read more about those tests on the Coll... Read More
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Create Your Own SAT or ACT Test Packet

Create Your Own SAT or ACT Test Packet
The best way to prepare for the SAT or ACT is to mimic the testing process at home, as much as possible. You can create a test packet that is  very similar to the one they will receive during the real test. Practicing with your test packet at home will give the most similar test results.Here is how to make your own test packet. Start by buying...
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