Parenting

Josh's Story

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 15, 2019

Josh and Ellie’s Challenge

Josh’s daughter, Ellie, took the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) in the hopes of gaining admission to an independent school for 9th grade. When Ellie initially took the test, one of the biggest struggles she faced was effectively managing her time on unfamiliar questions. She unknowingly spent too much time trying to answer questions designed to challenge students in higher grade levels, and as a result, lost time that could have been spent answering questions she did know.

Working with Test Innovators

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NEW CHANGES TO THE ACT AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO STUDENTS

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • November 12, 2019

Recently the makers of the ACT announced three new changes coming to the ACT starting in September of 2020. These changes include online testing, retaking single sections, and superscores.

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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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Jen Testimonial

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • September 19, 2019

Meet Jen and Henry: the Challenge

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10 Reasons the Outdoors is Important for Your Child

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • September 12, 2019

We all know that spending time outdoors is important for children, but the team here at Test Innovators has dug into why it's so important. The benefits range from improving sensory skills to supporting creativity.


#1 Vitamin D

Vitamin D activates the genes that regulate our immune systems and release different neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin which both affect brain function and development.

#2 Exercise

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2019-2020 ISEE Test Dates

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 29, 2019

The 2019-2020 ISEE Test Dates have been officially released! Head to our ISEE Test Dates Page in order to find the test dates for your region!

Remember that you can only register for one ISEE test in each testing session. The fall testing season runs August - November, Winter runs December - March, and Spring/Summer runs April - July. Check your application deadlines to make sure you test in time!

To find the test dates for your region, click here: ISEE Test Dates

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Lev Testimonial

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 26, 2019

Meet Lev

Lev’s daughter Lily recently took the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT). According to Lev, Lily was very driven and motivated. Although she’s only 14 years old, she has a pretty good understanding of what she wants to do and where she wants to go. This conviction led them to apply for admissions at a local private school. We sat down with Lev to learn more about their test preparation process.

The Challenge

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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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Meet the 2018-2019 Independent School Tuition Scholarship Winners!

  • Posted By: Melissa Kinsler
  • August 6, 2019

Test Innovators Scholarship Program

Test Innovators is committed to helping all students gain access to quality education and opportunities. In accordance with this commitment, we developed the Test Innovators Scholarship Program.

We awarded scholarships to 13 students during the 2018-2019 year. Seven Independent School Tuition Scholarships will help fund student tuition to a great school, and six Test Prep Scholarships will help students prepare for the ISEE and SSAT.

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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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