We are excited to introduce Arjun, one of our 2020 A Better Chance Scholars. Arjun’s diligence and steadfastness allowed him to increase his SSAT score by 29 percentile points!
Arjun enjoys playing games and sports. He spends a lot of his free time in the kitchen cooking and baking. While Arjun is still refining his cooking skills, he is a master at baking cakes, pies, and brownies.Read More
Why are practice tests such a critical piece of preparation?
The American Psychological Association defines the testing effect as the psychological finding that retention is better when taking a test compared to restudying the same material. The testing effect, also called retrieval practice, indicates that practice tests are a more effective learning tool than restudying the material.Read More
Months of practice and three hours of testing have come to an end—you’ve completed the SSAT!
After you’ve had some well-deserved rest, your mind may return to the test, reflecting on the reading passages, rethinking the harder math questions, and obsessing over when you will receive your scores. Now that you’ve done everything you could, waiting can be difficult.Read More
Summer vacation provides opportunities for outdoor recreation, quality time with family, and relaxation. Although summer is a time for recuperation, it is important to engage in learning in order to retain knowledge acquired during the school year.
Decades of research have shown that students are prone to learning loss during the summer months when structured learning may not be an everyday occurrence. Commonly referred to as the summer slide, this learning loss can hinder months of hard-earned math, reading, and writing gains.Read More
Summer is a time for sunscreen, family vacations, sleeping in, BBQs, relishing in the time away from school, and of course, summer camp. While some of that still remains (please wear sunscreen!), the sense of freedom that we so often feel at the end of the school year has changed in 2020. Many of us have been away from school for some months now, in a cycle of e-learning, juggling responsibilities at home, longing for the routine of school, and missing our friends. Thankfully, summer camp still persists!Read More
Summer is the time to slow down and enjoy the little things. One of the best ways to spend a summer day is with a good book. With so many fantastic books out there, it can be difficult to choose. We’ve compiled a list of this summer’s must-reads, so you don’t have to waste anytime getting started.Read More
Test Innovators and ERB, publisher of the ISEE, have teamed up to ensure that every student has access to high-quality test preparation tools. Our organizations believe in the importance of leveling the playing field for all test takers, decreasing test-related anxiety through familiarization, and empowering students to use test prep as a learning tool.
Test Innovators’ interactive platform features full-length practice tests with immediate scoring, time management feedback, a personalized prep plan, targeted practice exercises, skill-building videos, and more.Read More
College admissions is an important milestone, and it takes more than just a few months to prepare for it. We spoke with Keith Wilkerson to learn what you can be doing throughout high school to set yourself up for a successful college admissions experience. Keith is the Founder and Lead Teacher for College Thoughts and has over 21 years of experience in the college placement field. He has counseled more than 7,000 families about their educational options. Here’s Keith’s advice on what you should be doing in high school to prepare for college.Read More
The college admissions process is one of the most important parts of your future, and one that you can start preparing for in middle school. To learn how, we spoke with Keith Wilkerson, Founder and Lead Teacher for College Thoughts. Keith has over 21 years of experience in the college placement field and has counseled more than 7,000 families about their educational options. Here is Keith’s advice on how to start preparing for college in middle school.Read More