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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.

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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

Fresh Updates for ISEE & SSAT Practice Tests

  • Posted By: Brenna O'Neill
  • March 16, 2018

Test Innovators' education team is excited to announce the release of our new 2018 ISEE and SSAT practice tests!

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Educational Innovator: The Wight Foundation

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • March 14, 2018
The Wight Foundation in Antarctica...
Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.
 
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Educational Innovator: Acera School

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • March 6, 2018
A student at the Acera School working on a stop-motion film project.
Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.
 
This week we spoke with Courtney Dickinson, founder and director of The Acera School in Winchester, Massachusetts.
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Educational Innovator: Phillips Academy’s (MS)² program

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • February 15, 2018
Phillips Academy in Andover, MA, home of the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students program.

Test Innovators believes in the power of educational innovation to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.

This week we spoke with Dianne Domenech-Burgos, director of the (MS)² program at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.

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How Practice Tests Help Students Learn

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • February 13, 2018
How practice tests help students learn.

Scientific research shows that taking practice tests improves learning and memory retention more than studying and reviewing material alone, a phenomenon termed the “testing effect.” Practice tests have also been shown to defend memory against the effects of stress and identify content gaps important in learning.

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Educational Innovator: Graland Country Day School

  • Posted By: Hannah Grandine
  • February 11, 2018
Students presenting their original work at the Gates Invention and Innovation program at Graland Country Day School in Colorado.

As an educational technology company, Test Innovators believes in the power of innovation in education to shape the future of our society. Our Educational Innovator series highlights a program, school, or individual that is contributing to the advancement of education in a unique way, whether through groundbreaking curriculum, technological innovation, or other revolutionary projects.

This week we spoke with Andy Dodge, Program Co-Director of the Gates Invention and Innovation program at Graland Country Day School.

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