Test Innovators Blog

SSAT Testing Cancellations in Light of the Coronavirus

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • February 6, 2020

Are you taking the SSAT on Saturday, February 8th? The following information may impact you.

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, The Enrollment Management Association (EMA), makers of the SSAT, is taking preventative steps to ensure the safety of students, test center administrators and proctors, members, and employees. They are closing test centers in impacted areas and requiring a completed Travel Declaration from anyone entering their testing centers for the Saturday, February 8th test.

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SSAT Reading Strategies

  • Posted By: Brenna O'Neill
  • February 5, 2020

Find Evidence

The most important rule of reading comprehension is that the passage will always provide all of the information needed to answer the question. This means that reading comprehension is really like a scavenger hunt, and your objective is to get as good as possible at sleuthing, finding the lines that give the answer to the question as quickly as possible.

If any part of an answer choice doesn’t match the information given in the passage, it is incorrect. Even one word can make an answer choice wrong!

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Writing Strategies for the SSAT

  • Posted By: Brenna O'Neill
  • February 4, 2020
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SSAT Test-Taking Strategies

  • Posted By: Brenna O'Neill
  • January 28, 2020

Process of Elimination

The beauty of a multiple-choice test like the SSAT is that you can be sure the correct answer is there! On every question, even if you aren’t sure how to find the correct answer, see if there are answer choices you know are wrong. Eliminate these and then make an educated guess.

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2019 Year in Review

  • Posted By: Test Innovators
  • January 23, 2020

2019 was a major year of growth for Test Innovators. To date, we have helped 135,000+ students, and those students have answered more than 20 MILLION questions on our platform. To support this growth, our team nearly doubled in size, so we can continue to enhance student learning.

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The Best Way to Prepare for the SSAT? Practice, Practice, Practice.

  • Posted By: Test Innovators
  • January 21, 2020

Applying to independent schools can be daunting for students, families, and educators alike, and the testing component is no exception. When they begin the admissions process, few students have experience with high-stakes admissions tests. However, with the right preparation—including sufficient practice test opportunities—students can improve their test scores to help complete the picture of their academic journey and support their pursuit of acceptance into their top-choice schools.

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ACT Scoring

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • January 17, 2020

How is the ACT scored? When and how do you see your scores? How do you send scores to schools you’re applying for?

The team here at Test Innovators has the answers!

How is the test scored?
The multiple-choice sections (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science) are scored by counting all of your correctly answered questions and converting that number into a scaled score from 1-36. Remember, there is no penalty for incorrect answers. The Composite (overall) score is the average of the four multiple-choice sections.

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SAT Scoring

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • January 17, 2020

How is the SAT scored? When and how do you see your scores? How do you send scores to schools you’re applying for?

The team here at Test Innovators has the answers!

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7 Study Tips to Reduce Anxiety During the Test Prep Process

  • Posted By: Alika Gillard
  • January 14, 2020

With an important exam on the horizon, it is completely normal to feel some test anxiety. However, we have some great tips on how to reduce test anxiety and study effectively while you prepare to take the exam.

Tip 1: Study a little bit every day.

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Inside the SAT

  • Posted By: Celena Alduenda
  • January 9, 2020

One critical aspect of test preparation is familiarizing yourself with the test so there are no surprises on test day. Knowing what to expect for each section of the test builds confidence and prevents lost time.

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