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  • SSAT or ISEE?
    Now that vacations are over and school has begun, families are starting to think about standardized testing and the independent school application process. Many families considering independent schools often wonder which test to take. Depending on where you are applying, you may or may not have a choice. Upper schools often have a preference for […] The post SSAT or ISEE? appeared first on Summit ...
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  • ACT Extended Time Policy Update
    ACT recently announced a policy change for those students taking the ACT with Writing with the time-and-a-half accommodation.  Students will now have exactly five hours to complete the four multiple-choice sections (English, Math, Reading, and Science) and one hour to write the essay.  Previously, students who registered for the ACT with Writing had 6 hours […] The post ACT Extended Time Policy Up...
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  • The Importance of Test Prep Planning
    The Importance of Test Prep Planning SAT or ACT?  Summit can help you make the right choice. At Summit, every season seems to have its own rhythm. Most juniors are well into their tutoring by winter, with the inevitable winding down of programs in time for spring testing. Summer is a great time for seniors […] The post The Importance of Test Prep Planning appeared first on Summit Educational Group...
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  • The ACT Goes Online
    Recently, you may have heard some buzz about ACT offering a computer-based test (CBT). Yes, this is true! ACT has been allowing states and districts that use their school day testing system to try out a digital version of the test. This endeavor isn’t entirely new for ACT. The company has explored CBTs for some […] The post The ACT Goes Online appeared first on Summit Educational Group.
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  • Introducing the Independent School Admission Testing Guide
    We at Summit are pleased to announce our brand new Independent School Admission Testing Guide. This comprehensive book is loaded with essential information on the SSAT & ISEE, as well as how to navigate the complex process of an independent school application. At Summit, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional test preparation and tutoring, but we […] The post Introducing the Independent Schoo...
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  • Congratulations To The Summit Class Of 2017!
    Congratulations to the class of 2017! All that hard work has paid off, and you should be incredibly proud of all your achievements. Curious as to where Summit students are heading in the fall? Here’s just a small sample of the very impressive list of schools to which they have been accepted. We wish everyone the best […] The post Congratulations To The Summit Class Of 2017! appeared first on Summi...
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  • Independent School Applications: A Timeline
    The independent school applications process can occasionally feel like an overwhelming and confusing one. However, with the right plan in place, you can make sure that the entire process runs much more smoothly. The calendar below shows how a typical testing plan fits into the larger timeline of independent school applications. Planning for applications should begin in […] The post Independent Sch...
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  • The PreACT: What it Is, What it Means, and How You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use It
    As we noted on this blog a while back, during this school year ACT, Inc. (makers of the ACT family of tests) launched a new test called the PreACT. A few schools in our geographic footprint have signed on as early adopters and given the test to their students (typically sophomores). And now parents whose […] The post The PreACT: What it Is, What it Means, and How You Should (and Shouldn’t) Use It ...
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  • Some SAT Subject Tests FAQs
    Last month, we published a primer on the SAT Subject Tests. However, with spring finally here, more and more students are beginning to prepare for these exams. Most students will take SAT Subject Tests in May or June, concurrently with the winding down of the academic year in the corresponding subject. For example, many students taking […] The post Some SAT Subject Tests FAQs appeared first on Sum...
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  • SSAT Scoring: Scaled Scores Vs. Percentiles
    One of the biggest sources of confusion regarding the SSAT involves how scores are reported. While both scaled scores and percentiles are reported, independent school admission offices have historically relied more on percentile ranks. To help make sense of this, we have put together the following overview of SSAT scoring. Please note that SSAT essays […] The post SSAT Scoring: Scaled Scores Vs. P...
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  • SAT Subject Tests: An Overview
    With all the talk around the SAT and ACT, it’s sometimes easy to forget about SAT Subject Tests. With a number of schools either requiring or recommending these tests, it’s important to know the basics. Sometimes known as “SAT IIs,” Subject Tests offer students the opportunity to show their mastery in a variety of academic topics. […] The post SAT Subject Tests: An Overview appeared first on Summi...
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  • Predicting the 2017 NCAA Tournament Using Schools’ ACT Scores
    It’s March Madness time again!  Last year, in an effort to find a hidden edge in my office pool, I asked the question: “What if Standardized Test Scores Predicted NCAA Tournament Winners?” and used the result to choose the winners from among the 16 teams remaining at the time. This year the project has been […] The post Predicting the 2017 NCAA Tournament Using Schools’ ACT Scores appeared first o...
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  • The Future of SAT Subject Tests And More: Updates From The New England College Board Forum
    Last week, Summit was in attendance at the College Board’s New England Regional Forum in Boston. In addition to hearing that a new practice SAT (#8) would be available on Khan Academy at the end of the month, we learned much from a diverse group of panelists and attendees. Here are some of the highlights: […] The post The Future of SAT Subject Tests And More: Updates From The New England College B...
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  • SAT vs ACT Math
    Both the SAT and ACT cover a similar range of math concepts from pre-algebra to trigonometry. The ACT requires a basic understanding of a greater number of concepts and terms, whereas the SAT requires a deeper understanding of fewer concepts, particularly in algebra. Unlike the SAT, the ACT does not provide a list of common […] The post SAT vs ACT Math appeared first on Summit Educational Group.
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  • Winter/Spring ’17 SAT and ACT Score Release Schedule
    One of the things which really concerned and frustrated families about the Redesigned SAT last year (and which helped fuel the increased demand for the ACT) was the very long lag time between test date and score release date that coincided with the advent of the revised test –as long as six to eight weeks. […] The post Winter/Spring ’17 SAT and ACT Score Release Schedule appeared first on Summit E...
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  • SAT Accommodations Updates
    In early December, The College Board announced that they would be changing their approval process for students requesting SAT accommodations. The gist? For students who already receive and use accommodations at their school under an official plan (such as an IEP, 504, or other formal school-based plan) and who submit the request through their school’s SSD coordinator, […] The post SAT Accommodatio...
  • What Is Superscoring?
    Last week, we discussed Score Choice and how it affects what schools see what scores. Today, we will talk about Superscoring. Whereas Score Choice is a testing agency policy set by the College Board and the ACT, superscoring is a college admissions policy. Colleges that superscore will consider your best section scores from multiple tests. […] The post What Is Superscoring? appeared first on Summi...
  • What Is Score Choice All About?
    A new year brings many new questions regarding standardized testing. One of the biggest sources of confusion revolves around what scores schools will actually look at. To help alleviate this, Summit has put together the following guide on Score Choice. For more information, be sure to check back next week when we will discuss Superscoring. […] The post What Is Score Choice All About? appeared firs...
  • Happy PSAT Score Week!
    Monday marks the beginning of the College Board’s first annual Score Week for Counselors. From December 5-10, school counselors are promised early access to the PSAT score reports (student access won’t be available until the 12th) along with “the time and support you need to access, understand, and use scores” through webinars and videos. As an additional resource, […] The post Happy PSAT Score We...
  • Introducing The SSAT & ISEE Admissions Guide
    We at Summit are pleased to announce our first ever SSAT & ISEE Testing Guide. This comprehensive guide is an essential tool for anyone navigating the complex process of an independent school application. With projected private school enrollment to be just over five million for the next several years, this new guide is a much-needed resource. […] The post Introducing The SSAT & ISEE Admissions Gui...
  • PSAT Scores And More From The College Board Forum
    As we do every year, Joshua White, our Director of Curriculum, and I attended the College Board’s national Forum in Chicago, a gathering of admissions officers and school counselors from across the country.  Topics on Testing (AP, P/SAT), Equity & Access, Paying for College, and Admissions (holistic admissions, enrollment management) dominated the 3-day program. We realize […] The post PSAT Scores...
  • Tips and Traps for Calculator Use on the SAT and ACT
    As you prepare for the SAT or ACT, learn how and when to use your calculator. While you cannot rely on your calculator to carry you through the math portions of these tests, it is still a very useful tool. If you understand your calculator’s many functions, you’ll be able to save time and work […] The post Tips and Traps for Calculator Use on the SAT and ACT appeared first on Summit Educational Gr...
  • More than just practice: The reason sophomores and juniors everywhere take the PSAT
    On October 15 and 19, sophomores and juniors across the country will be taking the PSAT. For many high school students, this is their first big standardized test. An important test in the College Board’s SAT Suite of Assessments, the PSAT is two hours and forty-five minutes long and has two components: an Evidence-based Reading & […] The post More than just practice: The reason sophomores and juni...
  • Top 5 Test Taking Strategies
    Saturday is the first of the 2016-2017 SAT Administration dates. Are you taking the test? Here are five test strategies to help you maximize your score. Write all over your test booklet. Don’t try to do this test in your head. You can and should mark up your test booklet. Cross out wrong answer choices, […] The post Top 5 Test Taking Strategies appeared first on Summit Educational Group.
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  • When Does Early Testing Make Sense?
    Early fall is one of our busiest times of the year here at Summit, and this year has been no exception. Just about all of our free proctored practice test dates have been full, which makes sense: after all, now that vacations are over and school has started, families are starting to think about standardized […]
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  • Making Sense Of The Confusion: A Primer On SAT & ACT Accommodations
    With testing season here, many families may have questions regarding accommodations for those with learning differences. To help, we at Summit have put together the following chart. Please keep in mind that you must apply for both the SAT and ACT accommodations separately. Also, situations will vary from student to student, so it is always […]
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