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Case Study: The Fessenden School

Scott Duddy is the Director of Admissions and Enrollment at Dexter Southfield and the former Associate Director of Secondary School Counseling at The Fessenden School in Newton, MA. As a dedicated educator with over ten years of admissions and teaching experience, he actively engaged with students and families to understand their long-term education goals and how Fessenden could best contribute to a successful outcome.

To aid him in this process, Scott leveraged the online assessment and reporting tools from Test Innovators to inform each student’s individualized path forward.

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ISEE Tip of the Week: How to Tackle Multiple Choice

The ISEE is a multiple choice test; to answer such questions correctly, you will need a clear strategy that can be adapted to each section. When faced with a multiple choice question, we recommend the following strategies. In case you missed it, last week we wrote about multiple choice tips for the SSAT. 

Predict the Answer

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SSAT Tip of the Week: How to Tackle Multiple Choice

The SSAT is a multiple choice test; to answer such questions correctly, you will need a clear strategy that can be adapted to each section. When faced with a multiple choice question, we recommend the following strategies.

Predict the Answer

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SSAT and ISEE Tip of the Week: How to Study Vocabulary

Since vocabulary is one of the main areas tested on the ISEE and SSAT tests, you will need to learn as many new words as possible before taking the test. While vocabulary questions primarily appear on the verbal section of the test, there are also vocabulary questions on the reading section.

Make a List

Parent’s Guide to Private High Schools: Three Questions to Help you Decide

Taking the ISEE or SSAT test is only one step in preparing to apply to private high schools. Making a list of schools to apply to can be nearly as daunting as taking a test. Here are three important questions to ask yourself as you get started.

#1 What is the school’s academic track record?

Timely Report Update for Educators

We are excited to share some new updates to the reports in our educator tools with you. If you're a tutor, teacher, or administrator who works with us, you may have already noticed a few changes. If not, you can see them by logging into your account. If you don't yet work with us, and are interested in learning more about what we do for schools, shoot Annie an email.

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Most Common Mistakes on the ISEE and SSAT

One of the most common mistakes that students make on the SSAT and ISEE is not reading the directions and questions carefully. While the sentence instructions may seem self-explanatory, they actually provide important information about how to approach the questions in that section. At the beginning of every section of the SSAT or ISEE, make sure that you read the section instructions carefully; nothing hurts more than missing a question because you haven’t read the instructions!

Fresh Updates for ISEE & SSAT Practice Tests

Test Innovators' education team is excited to announce the release of our new 2018 ISEE and SSAT practice tests!

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Educational Innovator: The Wight Foundation

Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.