Test Innovators Blog

Tip of the Week: How to Use the Personalized Prep Plan

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • July 2, 2018
Prep Plan example

The Prep Plan is one of the best places to see the targeted practice exercises you should be working on. You can access the Prep Plan by clicking on the tab on your Dashboard. Here are some insights into using the Prep Plan to help you succeed:

 

  1. After you complete a section of the test, the system will automatically recommend practice exercises for you to complete, based on your wrong answers. These recommendations will change and be added to, based on each new section you complete.

 

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Tip of the Week: How to Use the Practice Exercises

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • June 25, 2018
View of additional practice exercises

One of the integral features of the Test Innovators preparation platform is the system of Practice Exercises, which is located on the “Practice Exercises” tab of the dashboard. The Practice Exercises are an important supplement to the full-length Practice Tests. Here are a few tips for maximizing the Practice Exercises:

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Case Study: The Fessenden School

  • Posted By: KarenH
  • June 18, 2018
Fessenden sign with boys walking to class

Scott Duddy is the Director of Admissions and Enrollment at Dexter Southfield and the former Associate Director of Secondary School Counseling at The Fessenden School in Newton, MA. As a dedicated educator with over ten years of admissions and teaching experience, he actively engaged with students and families to understand their long-term education goals and how Fessenden could best contribute to a successful outcome.

To aid him in this process, Scott leveraged the online assessment and reporting tools from Test Innovators to inform each student’s individualized path forward.

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ISEE Tip of the Week: How to Tackle Multiple Choice

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • June 15, 2018
Illustration of multiple choice test

The ISEE is a multiple choice test; to answer such questions correctly, you will need a clear strategy that can be adapted to each section. When faced with a multiple choice question, we recommend the following strategies. In case you missed it, last week we wrote about multiple choice tips for the SSAT. 

Predict the Answer

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SSAT Tip of the Week: How to Tackle Multiple Choice

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • June 3, 2018
multiple choice answer sheet with pencil

The SSAT is a multiple choice test; to answer such questions correctly, you will need a clear strategy that can be adapted to each section. When faced with a multiple choice question, we recommend the following strategies.

Predict the Answer

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SSAT and ISEE Tip of the Week: How to Study Vocabulary

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • May 21, 2018
hand made vocab flash card

Since vocabulary is one of the main areas tested on the ISEE and SSAT tests, you will need to learn as many new words as possible before taking the test. While vocabulary questions primarily appear on the verbal section of the test, there are also vocabulary questions on the reading section.

Make a List

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Taking the ISEE or SSAT test is only one step in preparing to apply to private high schools. Making a list of schools to apply to can be nearly as daunting as taking a test. Here are three important questions to ask yourself as you get started.

#1 What is the school’s academic track record?

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Timely Report Update for Educators

  • Posted By: Brenna O'Neill
  • May 8, 2018

We are excited to share some new updates to the reports in our educator tools with you. If you're a tutor, teacher, or administrator who works with us, you may have already noticed a few changes. If not, you can see them by logging into your account. If you don't yet work with us, and are interested in learning more about what we do for schools, shoot Annie an email.

Highlights

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Most Common Mistakes on the ISEE and SSAT

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • April 30, 2018

One of the most common mistakes that students make on the SSAT and ISEE is not reading the directions and questions carefully. While the sentence instructions may seem self-explanatory, they actually provide important information about how to approach the questions in that section. At the beginning of every section of the SSAT or ISEE, make sure that you read the section instructions carefully; nothing hurts more than missing a question because you haven’t read the instructions!

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You've Been Busy: 2017 Year in Review

  • Posted By: KarenH
  • April 2, 2018