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Positioning Your Tutoring Business for Success in the New Digital SAT Era

As the education landscape continues to evolve, tutors are often the first point of contact for students and parents seeking guidance on navigating academic changes. With the impending shift to the new Digital SAT format, you can expect a flurry of inquiries regarding which test is most suitable for the incoming class.

To provide effective guidance during this transitional period, it's crucial to adapt your tutoring business's approach. Here's how to position your tutoring business for...

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Learnings from the First Administration of the Digital SAT

By Kevin Organisciak

The College Board made a significant change to the format of the SAT test by introducing the digital SAT for students outside of the United States. Although there were a few glitches along the way, the first administration of the digital SAT was a success, and the feedback from stakeholders has been positive overall. Here's what we learned from the first administration of the digital SAT. 

We surveyed over 200 international students who took the test as well as...

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Hey ChatGPT, Does Test Prep Tutoring Work?

We could not resist seeing what the latest AI engine thinks about test prep based on the research.  Enjoy!

Standardized testing is an important method of assessment, particularly in the United States where the SAT and ACT exams are widely used for college admissions. The question of whether test prep helps to improve SAT and ACT scores is a highly debated topic we thought worth tackling. 

The research on the effectiveness of test preparation on SAT and ACT scores is mixed. While...

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What to do if you're a bad test taker

As a test prep tutor, I’ve worked with scores of students who describe themselves as bad test takers.  The other tutors I collaborate with have had the same experience, and we started to wonder, what does it even mean to be a bad test taker?  We listed the patterns that we saw in our struggling students and came to a surprising conclusion.  Being a bad test taker isn’t something you are – it’s something you do.

 

Actually, it might be several...

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Does "Test Optional" Mean Optional for Me?

By. Matthew Larriva  & Kevin Organisciak

 

Part I: Does “test optional” mean optional for me?

We are all familiar with the difference between “optional” (it makes no difference whether you do or don’t) and “optional” (technically you can choose this, but you probably shouldn’t). You have the option to read Stephen King’s latest release (it’s quite good), and the option to serve as your own attorney (and have a fool as a...

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College Board Clarifies Fall SAT Test Administration Plans

The College Board walked back plans to provide "In Home" SAT testing this year during a press conference today.   Instead they seem to be doubling down on in-person testing by adding an additional test administration in January.  Additionally, they asked colleges to give latitude to students graduating in 2020 and 2021.  

With regard to that last point, students graduating this year or next have, of course, had to struggle with test postponements, cancellations,...

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