Helping your child decide whether to take SAT Subject Tests

We tend to emphasize the ACT or SAT to such a degree that SAT Subject Tests (formerly known as SAT II Subject Tests and, before that, as Achievement Tests) stand out in my mind as the forgotten stepchild of college admissions testing. ¬†Students squeeze them in almost as an afterthought, as they put together their … Continue reading Helping your child decide whether to take SAT Subject Tests

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. ¬†Her 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