Sometimes it makes sense to skip standardized testing all together…

High school juniors have standardized testing on their minds, with all of the accompanying questions: When should I test? Should I take the SAT or ACT? Should I take these tests with the essay/writing section? Should I take SAT Subject Tests and, if so, which ones? Rarely do people ask me if their child should … Continue reading Sometimes it makes sense to skip standardized testing all together…

Strategies for academic success: practice testing

I had lunch with a friend on Sunday and she told me of her concerns about her daughter, who just finished her freshman year of high school with some sub-par grades. ┬áHer daughter attends one of the most academically rigorous high schools in New York City and the frequency and intensity of the exams her … Continue reading Strategies for academic success: practice testing