What Would a Smart 9th Grader Get on SAT and ACT Math?

What Would a Smart 9th Grader Get on SAT and ACT Math?

What would an A+ student who has just finished Algebra I and Geometry score on the SAT and ACT if she got everything right that she had seen in school and got everything else wrong? According to my analysis, she would score a 29 on ACT Math (80% of the tested...

Scenes from the NTPA 2nd Annual National Conference

The 2nd annual National Conference of the National Test Prep Association in Atlanta, GA on June 11-12, 2002 was, by every possible metric, a tremendous success. Whether you were there or not, you’ll love these scenes of learning, laughing, and looking to make a...
How Standardized Testing is Essential to Promoting Equity

How Standardized Testing is Essential to Promoting Equity

Educational inequality in the United States is an obvious, growing, and well-documented crisis¹. Individual students have unequal and insufficient access to quality education, districts are underfunded, and the generational effects of redlining have resulted in de...
The Value of Test Preparation

The Value of Test Preparation

Standardized tests are a fact of life, ranging from educational assessments in schools to the SAT to a driver’s license test to professional certifications. And as long as there are standardized tests, there will be test prep for one simple reason: it works. After...
How Standardized Testing Benefits Individuals

How Standardized Testing Benefits Individuals

Debate about the value of testing abounds these days. The focus is primarily on the big picture, exploring whether testing is racially biased, economically prejudiced, or even useful at predicting college performance for applicants. While both sides make compelling,...
How Standardized Testing Benefits Society

How Standardized Testing Benefits Society

When most of us think of tests, we think of tests in school. When we think of standardized tests, we think SAT, ACT, or similar exams used for admissions. What we are less likely to envision are the thousands of other standardized tests used for thousands of purposes....