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3 Things to Know About the Redesigned SAT

From Kathryn Gomes, AIM Academy math teacher The new test launches March 2016. The PSAT aligned with the new SAT this fall. Students can take the current version of the SAT until March (and if you are a senior, it might be wise to take your last SAT exam before then). Beginning with the March Read More…

5 Ways Advanced Placement (AP) Exams Can Cut College Costs

The Advanced Placement (AP) program, offered by the College Board, allows ambitious high school students to take college-level exams each May that potentially qualify them for college credit at the college of their choice. Each college lists the AP exams and credit they will award for a passing score on their website. Just search for “AP credit” Read More…

How to Help Your Teen Succeed on the SAT Math Exam

  By Kathryn (Bell) Gomes As a senior in high school I was guaranteed a full-tuition scholarship to Eastern University before I even officially applied.  It wasn’t because of my rigorous course load, well-written application essay, or volunteer service.  The scholarship was based solely on my SAT scores. You might disagree with this snapshot approach Read More…

Achievement Testing Lancaster-Harrisburg 2012

For those of you who use our achievement testing services, you can now register here. Grace Chapel, Middletown, PA Mar 28 Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA Mar 29-30 Christ Community, Mechanicsburg, PA Apr 4-5

Standardized Testing: The G,B, & U Part II

If you are required or decide to participate in standardized achievement testing, then here are tips for getting the most accurate results possible: Please see prior post that emphasizes the validity and reliability issues with these tests.  Even if you use all the tips that follow, your results are still not as accurate as your Read More…

Standardized Testing: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

It’s testing season again in Pennsylvania.  Over the next six weeks, I will administer or provide materials for testing more than 300 homeschooled students in PA.  Why? Because it is the law here.  Fortunately, it is only required for grades 3rd, 5th and 8th and there is nothing in the law that says students have to score at Read More…