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Watermelon Math: A Sweet Approach to Mastering Math Vocabulary

Recently we came across Watermelon Math, a set of math vocabulary flashcards for elementary school students. We LOVED them.  We often meet students who would otherwise enjoy math, but have had so many negative experiences that they’ve convinced themselves that they actually hate the subject or that they “just aren’t good at math.” One of […]

What is the CLT?

The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative college entrance exam to the SAT and ACT.  The test is now widely accepted at over 250 higher educational institutions across the United States. In September of 2023, the Florida’s Board of Governors voted to approve the CLT as an accepted admissions test at all Florida public […]

Digital SAT Reading and Writing Edition

What to expect on the Reading and Writing section In a previous post we outlined the switch from paper and pencil to an entirely digital platform the College Board is implementing for all of its tests (SAT, PSAT, APs, etc.), and in this post we are going to take a closer look at the Reading […]

The Digital ACT

In an earlier post, we reported on the College Board’s plan to go entirely digital by the Spring of 2024. This means that students will expect to take digital forms of the PSAT (Fall 2023), SAT (Spring 2024), and AP exams (Spring 2024) going forward. There are other options for test takers, and that is […]

Accepted Calculators For SAT Test

Accepted Calculators for SAT Tests Calculators are allowed on the SAT, although there are few restrictions. While there are a number of accepted calculators for SAT tests, students are NOT allowed to use the following: Phones, tablets, or laptop/desktop computers Calculators that can connect to the internet Calculators with QWERTY format letter keys (with VERY SPECIFIC […]

Digital SAT Math Edition

What to expect on the math section In a previous post we outlined the switch from paper and pencil to an entirely digital platform the College Board is implementing for all of its tests (SAT, PSAT, APs, etc.), and in this post we are going to take a closer look at the Math module(s) of […]

Digital ACT Test

Digital ACT Test In an earlier post, we reported on the College Board’s plan to go entirely digital by the Spring of 2024. This means that students will expect to take digital forms of the PSAT (Fall 2023), SAT (Spring 2024), and AP exams (Spring 2024) going forward. There is another option for test takers, […]

What is an Adaptive test?

In its effort to make the SAT more effective and accessible in addition to shorter, the College Board has created a stage adaptive test that adjusts according to a student’s performance. So, What is an adaptive test? Here is a quick rundown of how it will work. To make things easy, we’ll use the Math […]

The SAT is Going Digital!

The SAT is changing with the times and phasing out the traditional paper and pencil test we’ve all known and loved (feared? detested? relished?). This past spring (March 2023) the digital format was piloted at international testing sites only. In Fall 2023, the PSAT will be only offered in a digital format while the SAT […]

ACT Test and Registration Dates

ACT Test and Registration Dates If you are planning to take the ACT in 2023, it’s important to start preparing now. While most colleges and universities are test optional, many students still choose to submit their standardized test scores.  The ACT, while optional, is a critical component of the college application process, so being informed […]