Josh's Story

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 15, 2019

Josh and Ellie’s Challenge

Josh’s daughter, Ellie, took the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) in the hopes of gaining admission to an independent school for 9th grade. When Ellie initially took the test, one of the biggest struggles she faced was effectively managing her time on unfamiliar questions. She unknowingly spent too much time trying to answer questions designed to challenge students in higher grade levels, and as a result, lost time that could have been spent answering questions she did know.

Working with Test Innovators

After Ellie did not achieve her desired scores, Josh sought out test preparation resources to help her. Josh was excited when he found Test Innovators because the detailed analyses provided insight on how Ellie was doing, and the targeted recommendations guided Ellie’s practice. Previously, Josh and Ellie had tried a few self-study books, but unfortunately, they didn’t gain a thorough understanding of the test and how to best prepare Ellie.

In addition to using the Test Innovators platform, Josh and Ellie enlisted the support and guidance of one of Test Innovators’ expert tutors, Erin. Erin and Ellie worked on techniques and methods for taking the test, and they went over the material that Ellie was unfamiliar with. By helping her understand the content and by equipping her with test-taking skills, Erin helped Ellie tackle her test anxiety and gain a new-found confidence.

Josh and Ellie’s Success

In the end, Ellie was very proud of her test results and very satisfied with the overall test preparation process. After hard work and dedication, her test scores dramatically improved, and as a result, she got accepted into her dream school.

Josh was impressed by the knowledge and test-taking confidence Ellie gained, which allowed her to make incredible improvements to her scores. Josh found the analysis that revealed how Ellie ranked in comparison to her peers as well as the Test Innovators’ school data, to be very insightful in determining how competitive Ellie’s scores were for the schools she was applying to.

How Test Innovators Can Help You

Test Innovators is here to help you build test confidence through personalized practice. Cutting-edge analysis presents an in-depth view of results, reveals the competitiveness of scores, and provides detailed timing feedback. The system dynamically adapts by using insights from over 20 million questions answered to provide each student with individualized, targeted practice. With an emphasis on test-taking skills, Test Innovators teaches key strategies and helps students build confidence they need to be successful on test day.

Test Innovators has helped over 100,000 students improve their test scores to gain acceptance into schools with selective admissions processes. They offer prep for the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the ACT. They also offer tutoring for all four tests.

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