Applying for a school that requires the Character Skills Snapshot for admissions? We have the 5 W’s (and the H) of the newly developed Character Skills Snapshot.The Who
The Character Skills Snapshot (CSS) is a tool developed by The Enrollment Management Association, the same company that creates the SSAT. Students in grades 6 through 12 take the CSS for admission to participating independent schools. Check with your prospective schools to see if they require the CSS.Read More
If you haven't heard yet, Test Innovators has officially launched ACT prep!
The ACT is the most widely used standardized test required for college admissions in the United States, and it's now available on the Test Innovators platform.
It's easy to get started – go to testinnovators.com/act to take a Test Innovators online practice test or grade an Official ACT Guide Red Book exam on the platform for free.Read More
Over the past five years, Test Innovators has helped more than 60,000 students prepare for the SSAT and the ISEE, the high school admissions tests required for applications to the most competitive independent schools in the country. Every year we review our data from thousands of test-takers to find out the most popular schools students are applying to.
Our long-awaited 2017 results are here! Below is a list of the top 25 most sought-after high schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply in 2017.Read More
STUMPERS Volume 1: To choose or not to choose.
In this series of posts, we will explore some of our practice questions that have stumped a remarkable number of students. We hope to highlight some common mistakes and how to avoid them on the official test.
For our first installment, we’ll look at the ISEE question with the very lowest correct rate out of more than 4,000 practice questions on our tests.
So here’s the question, from one of our Middle Level practice exams. See if you can fill in the blank with the correct word: Read More
New research shows that test simulations can help protect memory against the negative effects of stress.
In a study at Tufts University, student participants learned a series of 30 words and images. They studied either by taking practice tests, or by the traditional study method of reading over the material to memorize it. They were then asked to recall what they had learned in a stressful scenario (in front of two judges, three peers, and a video camera), and in a less stressful scenario.Read More