The average composite SAT score is 1068 while the 75th percentile composite SAT score is 1215. Similarly, the average ACT score is 21 while the 75th percentile score is a 24. The difference between an average an exceptional score on either of these standardized tests is only a few questions, however, those students which score…

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Thousands of rising high school upperclassmen have been and will continue to be denied the ability to take the SAT and ACT over the coming months because of COVID-19. While some students were able to take the March test dates, all later tests were canceled. The College Board and ACT—the companies that offer these tests—have…

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Almost everyone in high school who would like to go onto college stresses about their SAT or ACT scores.  But what is a good score?  What do they mean?  Let’s start with a few basics: The minimum and maximum scores The minimum score for both the reading and math is 200 each and the maximum…

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It’s never too early to begin preparing for a career. Colleges and universities are becoming increasingly selective as the admissions process gets more competitive across the board. Every year, students have just a bit more experience, one more extracurricular, a few additional points on a standardized test. Careers in the legal field can be especially…

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Last week I talked about the OLD format SAT, but this week I want to talk about how the SAT will be changing starting with the March date.  The big changes include now that the essay section will be optional and that you will not be penalized for questions that are wrong like you were…

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I love getting students to enjoy Latin!  It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.  However, I ALWAYS get people who say to me, “Why Learn Latin? No one speaks it!”  That is true, Latin isn’t the native language of any group of people now.  However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the…

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Learning to read and learning comprehension skills are two totally different abilities and needs 2 different parts of the brain.  However, most schools assume that if a student can read words out loud, they should automatically be able to comprehend.  This hope is untrue and our brains need to be trained to comprehend, especially if…

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