Are Tutors “Teaching to the Test?”

When people say that test prep is ‘teaching to the test,’ I agree that it is always a good idea to know the mechanics, timing, and content of a test before you take it. Teachers provide study guides for this very reason. However, there is an additional benefit to taking a test preparation class inContinue reading “Are Tutors “Teaching to the Test?””

What is School Day Testing?

ACT/SAT School-Day Testing? Many families are aware that the SAT added a Sept. exam and the ACT added three extra test dates in Sept. and October alone (for 5 total). Fewer families have heard about the “SAT and ACT School Day Testing” program, with which high schools can arrange to test just their own school’sContinue reading “What is School Day Testing?”

Another F R E E gift for my subscribers

Students and parents, head on over to our free, safe ACT Support Network site featuring lots of free resources and weekly motivation to stay on the ACT or SAT prep track even though the tests have been pushed back. I have just uploaded an amazing free gift of DELTAMATH. Students cannot access this without aContinue reading “Another F R E E gift for my subscribers”

Free mindfulness app for educators

Take a break and relax Smiling Mind –  FREE! Thrive Inside is a special COVID-19 initiative to help you stay calm and healthy in the physical constraints of your home,  while remaining calm and healthy inside your mind. Headspace for K-12 Educators – FREE! Long, stressful days happen to everyone. You need time every dayContinue reading “Free mindfulness app for educators”

Do Not Read the Directions on the ACT

When you have spent time preparing for the ACT, you will know what the directions are. They will not change between now and when you take the test, so you do not have to spend time re-reading directions you have already read with your tutor. Also, ask your tutor if you should even follow theContinue reading “Do Not Read the Directions on the ACT”