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Prepmatic SAT Vocabulary Prep

Prepmatic SAT Vocabulary Prep
If you are preparing to take the SAT, it’s encouraging to note that there are quite a variety of study aides out there to choose from—and study you should.  Most students can increase their scores significantly with regular review, and higher scores mean more scholarship money. For those interested in the latest and greatest, a new product has just hit the shelves this summer, called  Prepmatic .  Founded by a young entrepreneur, Elie Schoppik, Prepmatic is a “web-based...
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Homeschoolers: Why Did You Take the PSAT?

Homeschoolers: Why Did You Take the PSAT?
Why did you take the PSAT?  Did you remember to register in time?  I was very encouraged the other day when Kitty said she and her friends remembered to take the test because of me!  After a hard day, that sort of positive encouragement can make my whole week!  Here is what she wrote: Lee, Today my son took his PSAT test. Four or five moms were waiting for their children after the test and they...
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How can Homeschoolers Earn an “A ”?

How can Homeschoolers Earn an “A ”?
In my homeschool, I provided a simple percentage grade for tests that we gave.  If they got 10 wrong and there were 100 questions, they got 90%.  But that’s only a grade for a test.  Sometimes homeschoolers don't use tests. Even if you do evaluate with tests, a test grade is only a PORTION of the grade you put on the transcript. I worried about grading strategies was homeschooling high school.  Math and science were easy...
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Perpexed By Homeschool High School Tests

Perpexed By Homeschool High School Tests
Can my 7th grader take a CLEP? Also, I've tried to contact the local high school about SAT and ACT testing, but have not heard back from them. Suggestions? What would be a good reason for taking a CLEP? ~Katy Katy, a 7th grader CAN take a CLEP, but make sure you have a good reason, not just because they can. About the schools and testing, call the high school office or guidance counselor directly, or...
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What does the PSAT score really mean?

What does the PSAT score really mean?
What does the PSAT score really mean? For many children, it's just a way to see how they compare academically to other children.  But since sophomores and juniors take the test, your score may mean something different depending on your child's level.  A sophomore taking the SAT is being compared to college bound juniors a year older, with a year more of math and a year more of every other subject. The College Board® provides a...
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Should We Take a CLEP Test After Every "A" Class?

Should We Take a CLEP Test After Every "A" Class?
Should you always take a CLEP test after every class your child gets an "A" in?  Not necessarily.  It depends on if the CLEP will help your child get into college - but there is one very important factor to consider!  Here is what one mother asked: I read on your website that your son passed the CLEP test for Biology after taking the Apologia course. My son just finished taking that class from a lady...
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If at first you don't succeed; test, test again!

If at first you don't succeed; test, test again!
Eva asks:  In the situation of a poorly completed test where it is clear either the student misunderstood the instructions or was truly ill, is it acceptable to ask for a "re-do" and record the score only on the second attempt? (9th grade spelling) I absolutely encourage you to allow your daughter to retake tests.  The goal in homeschooling is completely different than the goal in other schools.  In a classroom setting, tests and quizzes are...
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