Test Innovators Blog

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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The Most Competitive Schools of 2019

  • Posted By: Test Innovators
  • October 22, 2019

Over the past seven years, Test Innovators has helped more than 100,000 students prepare for the SSAT and the ISEE—the admissions tests required by the most competitive independent schools in the country. Every year we review our data from thousands of test-takers to determine the most popular schools.

Our long-awaited 2019 results are here! Below are the 50 most sought-after schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply in 2019.

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SSAT Prep Guide

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • October 18, 2019

Our SSAT Prep Guide is now available in both online and print format. Use the Prep Guide along with our web-based practice platform, and you'll be well on your way to test success!

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Online ISEE Prep Guide Now Available

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • September 27, 2019

Our ISEE Prep Guide is now available in both online and print format. Use the Prep Guide along with our web-based practice platform, and you'll be well on your way to test success!

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Jen Testimonial

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • September 19, 2019

Meet Jen and Henry: the Challenge

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Meet Scholarship Winner Mariah M.

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • September 17, 2019

Meet Mariah

Mariah is one of the six highly accomplished students who earned a Test Innovators 2018-2019 Independent School Tuition Scholarship. Here's a little bit about her:

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