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SAT Action Plan

Posted 2018-01-16

A 10-Step Study Plan to Prepare any Student for the SAT. Keep Reading

A Perfect Score on the New PSAT is a...1520?

Posted 2017-05-06

The College Board had indicated that the new PSAT would be scored out of 1600 points, but it has recently reversed course and decided to make 1520 the highest score. It has also tinkered with the percentiles by scaling them upward, most likely in an effort to make the SAT a less intimidating test and to compete with the ACT, the College Board's rival exam. This is welcome news for those of you who are considering taking the new SAT! Keep Reading

Free Explanations to Selected new SAT Questions from Tests #1-9, and PSATs #1 and #2.

Posted 2017-09-20

Check out my Free Visual Explanations to many of the new SAT Questions from Tests #1-9, and PSATs #1 and #2, along with download links to each of the tests, scoring sheets, answer explanations, and answer sheets. Keep Reading

5 Free Downloadable SATs and a Sneak Peek of the New PSAT.

Posted 2015-10-09

Links to 5 free downloadable SATs from the College Board, and the new 2015 PSAT. Keep Reading

SAT "Score Improvement Guarantees" -- and Why You Shouldn't Trust Them.

Posted 2015-09-30

The simple truth about "score improvement guarantees?" They are marketing gimmicks. Customers always love a guarantee, so most companies will offer them, but parents definitely need to read the fine print on these. Missing a class, a practice test or even a homework assignment can disqualify the student from the guarantee. Some companies will only guarantee any improvement from the first test to the last (so a paltry 10-point improvement would suffice, for example). Other companies will guarantee a larger improvement (usually around 150 points), but when the guarantee kicks in, all the student gets in return is a free one-day "refresher course." Keep Reading

Harvard and Georgetown No Longer Requiring 3 SAT Subject Tests

Posted 2015-09-30

Harvard and Georgetown, the last two remaining colleges to require 3 SAT Subject tests, have dropped the required third test, meaning that no 4-year American college now requires that its applicants take more than two of these tests. Keep Reading

How to Interpret your SAT Scores

Posted 2015-09-30

Helpful resources for comparing one's SAT Score Percentiles. Keep Reading

I Scored a Perfect 2400 on the March 2014 SAT.

Posted 2017-10-05

I took the SAT in March of 2014 and earned a perfect 2400. Here are some lessons that I learned. Keep Reading

SAT vs. ACT, GRE vs. GMAT, SAT Subject Tests and the Percentile Paradox

Posted 2015-10-07

Brian breaks down the mystery of score percentiles on the SAT Subject Tests, SAT, ACT, GRE and GMAT. Keep Reading

Breaking News: College Board Releases 4 New SATs

Posted 2015-10-07

The College Board has released 4 Full-Length New SATs. These SATs are in the style of the new test beginning March 2016. Keep Reading

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