Test Innovators Blog

5 Tips for Exam Day

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • January 3, 2017

‘Twas the night before your big test… Arm yourself with knowledge and be fearless on test day with our top tips for the last hours before your exam.

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Featured school: Proctor Academy

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • January 3, 2017

Proctor Academy, set in 2500 acres of picturesque rural campus in Andover, New Hampshire, is a private coeducational day and boarding school serving students in grades 9 through 12.

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Top 5 most competitive ISEE schools of 2016

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • December 20, 2016

The results are in! Here are the top 5 most competitive ISEE schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply.

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Top 5 most competitive SSAT schools of 2016

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • November 23, 2016

The results are in! Here are the top 5 most competitive SSAT schools of 2016, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply.

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The benefits of online tutoring

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • November 2, 2016

You may know already that Test Innovators provides online tutoring, but perhaps you’re not convinced yet that online tutoring is the most effective way to help students prepare. To help persuade you, we’ve compiled a list of the unique benefits of online tutoring:

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How to afford the private school of your dreams

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • October 26, 2016

It’s a simple fact - not everyone can afford to pay full-price tuition for private schools. However, that doesn’t mean that a high quality education is impossible to attain. Before you give up on a competitive school for your child, consider these tuition tips:

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Unveiling our new Personalized Prep Plan!

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • October 20, 2016
Your personalized prep plan for the ISEE or SSAT!

Just in time for testing season, we are launching our new Personalized Prep Plan, a customized step-by-step guide to achieving test success.

Test success is different for every student. To figure out what success means for you, you need to know what your target school(s) consider a good score. But most schools don’t reveal that number publicly, which leaves students trying to figure it out for themselves.

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The Boy Who Forgot to Prepare: A Cautionary Tale

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • October 12, 2016

Phillips Exeter Academy is Mason’s dream school. Mason knows everything there is to know about Exeter. All of his heroes are Exeter alumni: his favorite US president is Franklin Pierce, and he has dressed up as author Booth Tarkington for the past three Halloweens.

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Info for International Students

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • October 6, 2016
A map of the United States and Canada, showing possible destinations that international students may apply for application to schools in.

Every year, there are increasing numbers of international applicants to private high schools and boarding schools in the U.S. and Canada. A North American high school education has a number of benefits, including a greater understanding of the college application process, academic readiness for a college education, and immersion in English language and American culture. The schools also love to accept international students to improve their campus diversity. Here are our considerations for international applicants.

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SSAT Accommodations

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • September 28, 2016
A student holding a backpack in her left hand.

Yes, you can get accommodations on the official SSAT exam! Score reports do not provide any indication that a student was provided testing accommodations, so there’s no reason not to use them if you are eligible. Here’s how it works:

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