Test Innovators Blog

Meet Scholarship Winner Macie

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 20, 2019

Meet Macie

Macie’s favorite subject has always been math. She loves the challenge of mathematical thinking and finds it thrilling to solve a hard problem. Macie’s eighth grade teacher encouraged her to enroll in math classes at the local community college to challenge her and further stimulate her interest.

Macie also enjoys music. At her previous school, Macie played the guitar, piano, and drums. She is looking forward to participating in music at her next school.

Macie’s ISEE Preparation

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Meet Scholarship Winner Cleo

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 18, 2019

Meet Cleo

When Cleo isn’t working hard to achieve academic excellence, she enjoys playing sports and participating in performing arts. She plays golf for fun and is looking forward to trying volleyball at her new school. Cleo will also be in band next year; she has been practicing the flute to get up to speed.

Cleo’s ISEE Preparation

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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

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Meet Scholarship Winner Owen

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 13, 2019

Meet Owen

When Owen isn’t working hard in school, he enjoys reading. Owen has a particular interest in books about historical events, and although Owen typically steers away from fantasy books, he did enjoy reading the Artemis Fowl series and Eragon.

Owen’s ISEE Preparation

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NEW Changes to the ACT and What They Mean to Students

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • November 12, 2019

Recently the makers of the ACT announced three new changes coming to the ACT starting in September of 2020. These changes include online testing, retaking single sections, and superscores.

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Student Growth Percentiles- FAQ

  • Posted By: Test Innovators
  • November 11, 2019

What are student growth percentiles?

A student growth percentile (SGP) describes a student's growth compared to other students with the same initial test score. SGP is similar to a standard percentile, but instead of measuring student achievement compared to peers, SGP measures comparative growth. The student growth percentile allows us to compare the growth of students at different achievement levels.

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Meet Scholarship Winner Gerald

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 5, 2019

Meet Gerald

Gerald’s favorite subjects are math and science. He enjoys the analytical thinking that math and science problems require. Gerald had the opportunity to participate in a physics class on his visit day at Bentley School. He found the course to be very intriguing and is eager to take the class when he starts at Bentley in the fall.

Gerald’s SSAT Preparation

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Kate Testimonial

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • October 31, 2019

Meet Kate and Brady

Kate’s son, Brady, recently took the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) in hopes of gaining admission to Lakeside School for 6th grade. Brady is a very strong student, but as for many students, the SSAT was a new challenge for him. To make sure he was best prepared, Kate researched test preparation options to help Brady practice the material and learn the strategies needed to succeed.

Kate and Brady’s SSAT Preparation

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Meet Scholarship Winner Ayesha

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • October 29, 2019

Meet Ayesha

Ayesha’s favorite subject in school is science. This past year as part of the science fair, she conducted an experiment on rooftop garden planter boxes. Her experiment aimed to uncover how sod affected the temperature of a planter box. She discovered that a planter box with sod had a lower temperature than a planter box without sod. As part of the science fair, Ayesha gave a presentation explaining her experiment and created a website with information about her experiment. Ayesha’s experience at the science fair further ignited her passion for science.

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ACT or SAT?

  • Posted By: Test Innovators
  • October 24, 2019

What are the differences between the ACT and SAT? Use the information below to learn more about each test and the differences between the two.

Is the ACT or SAT best for you?

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