If We Could Change a Few Things About the SAT and ACT

As expressed in our Mission Statement, the National Test Prep Association advocates for the appropriate administration and use of standardized tests for admissions and assessment purposes. We also advocate on behalf of our clients, which often include high school...

What to do About Grades?

Grades are a fact of high-school life, maybe the fact. They’ve historically been the number one indicator of academic achievement. But covid-19 has created abrupt and unprecedented difficulties for grades. In a time when test scores are being slowly deemphasized,...

Do I need an SAT or ACT Tutor?

The test-prep industry in the US, of which I am a part, has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry. Many families may find themselves wondering if the time and energy spent preparing for college admissions tests such as the SAT and ACT is justified. That’s a valid...

What Students Learn from an SAT Practice Test

In a typical first session with a high school junior studying for the SAT we discuss math. At some point we touch on linear equations, and most students remember the topic from class. They can tell me the equation of a line – in one form – and say...

Effective Test Preparation: More than Tips and Tricks

“They do really well in school, so they should be ready for the test. Just need to know some tips and tricks.” Does that sound familiar to you as a parent or educator? Perhaps you’ve seen online advertisements from test prep companies guaranteeing score increases...