Parenting

ISEE Prep Guide

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 14, 2019
ISEE Prep Guide

Due to popular demand by test-taking families, we have created an ISEE Prep Guide as a companion to our Test Innovators platform. Use the Prep Guide along with our full-length practice tests and diagnostics, and you'll be well on your way to test success!

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Top Summer 2019 Books for Kids (Ages 8-12)

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 4, 2019

Summer is winding down but there’s still time to get in a good book or two before school begins again in a few weeks. The team at Test Innovators has put together a list of our top book suggestions for kids ages 8-12 with the help of actual kids in that age range. All the books on our list were published recently so there’s a better chance that your kids haven’t read them yet!

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Building an SSAT or ISEE Preparation Plan

  • Posted By: Kimi Rosadini
  • May 6, 2019

Making a plan for ISEE or SSAT test preparation but not sure where to start? This article will take you through some basic information about the tests, what to consider when planning your test prep, and how the Test Innovators platform will give you the most actionable diagnostics and results when you’re starting out.

 

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5 Great Ways to Neutralize Performance Anxiety

  • Posted By: Joshua Dolim
  • March 11, 2019
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Before he became a civil rights icon, Mahatma Gandhi struggled with public speaking anxiety. Barbra Streisand experienced stage fright at the height of her career. Sometimes, otherwise expert or talented people will find themselves in a high-pressure situation and underperform because of performance anxiety. This is true in every area of performance, from stepping to the line to take a free throw, to taking a high stakes test, to the big presentation for the board that has been keeping you up at night.
 
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There may be clouds in the sky and snow on the ground... but now it's March, and summer is just around the corner! 
 
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7 Fascinating Math Facts You Would’ve Learned at Math Camp

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • January 31, 2019
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1. Pi is one of the most useful and most used numbers around. Most commonly, you’ll see it used in area and volume calculations, but did you know it’s also used in many professions? NASA uses pi when going to space, doctors use it in medical procedures, and even musicians use pi when studying music theory. Whether for volumes, space travel, or music, if you ever need to remember the value of pi, just think about this cool fact – it’s the word PIE, mirrored: 3.14. 

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Director of Admissions Greg Jones's Advice for Parents

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • December 12, 2018
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Greg Jones is in his 34th year in education. Currently, he’s in his 8th year as Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions at Epiphany School in Seattle. Prior to his current role, Greg was a middle school humanities teacher, department chair, and admissions committee member at The Northwest School.

In this conversation with Test Innovators' CEO, Greg talks about his experience helping 8th graders find the best high school fit, and offers his advice for parents as they navigate the admissions process.

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Three Ways to Teach Your Child Self-Advocacy

  • Posted By: Erin Lynch
  • December 3, 2018
Your child needs to learn to self-advocate in order to communicate with others, become independent, and grow into a self-sufficient young person. Self-advocacy includes: taking responsibility for communicating with others, speaking up for yourself, knowing how to get help, and being able to listen to others.
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