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7 Things Teachers Need to Know About the SAT

 
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As a teacher, education coordinator or administrator, you’re responsible for making sure that students are prepared for college at the end of their four year tenure with your school. In addition to providing the right classroom experience, you’ll also be around to support their preparation for the SAT.

ACT and SAT Roundup – College Transcripts, Anti-Cheating Rules and More

 
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With spring on the horizon, students are turning their attention to scoring well on the SAT or ACT and taking other college prep steps. From getting your transcripts in order, making use of social media for college admissions and getting to the bottom of the new anti-cheating rules, here’s a roundup of the most important standardized test stories this month.

4 Real World Ways the SATs and the ACTs Prepare Students for Life

 
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When you’re working with students to help them prepare for the SAT or ACT, they may be reluctant to study. The format of the SAT and ACT seem like a totally foreign language compared to a student’s real world experience. However, the SAT and ACT can have some very real world applications. Helping students understand the connections between their test prep and life can help you prepare them and help them develop the right mindset to succeed.

Should Students Take the SAT or ACT?

 
sat or actAs a teacher or education coordinator, students may ask you “Should I Take the SAT or the ACT?” Up until a few years ago, there was a simple answer to the question. As recently as 10 years ago, there was a pretty even divide between schools that expected ACT scores and schools that required SAT scores from potential students.
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Method Test Prep Feature Focus: SAT Vocabulary Builder

 

Unequivocally, the best method for increasing a student’s score on the critical reading section of the SAT is to learn more vocabulary.  While vocabulary only makes up about a third of the questions, learning has an impact on a student’s performance on the entire section in four important ways:

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SAT And ACT Test Taking Tips Round Up

 
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Taking the college prep tests are one of the most important steps that students take when they are headed for college. In addition to preparing for the subject matter on the SAT or ACT, students should also be prepared for the process of taking the test. Getting enough rest, working efficiently through the different sections of the test and using test taking strategy can all help students score successfully.

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ACT Scores and SAT Scores – Do They Predict College Success?

 
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One of the biggest issues in the last several years with regards to college testing is the validity of ACT and SAT scores. Several questions have been raised about whether or not ACT or SAT predicts college success. Although there are a lot of individual factors that go into a student’s overall success level, a high score on the SAT or ACT can be a reliable indicator of college success.

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4 Advantages to Tech-Based Test Prep

 
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Is a student in your life preparing for the SAT or ACT? Scoring well on one of these tests can be the difference between them getting into their dream school and settling for their second choice. It’s important that the student takes the time to prepare for the test. They need to understand the format of the test, know the general subject areas that are going to be covered and develop strategies for getting through the test on time.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Support Students During Test Prep

 
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Although teachers can’t sit with students during the SAT or ACT tests, they certainly can do a lot before the test to help students score well. Test preparation is a truly a group effort. When teachers and school administrators take initiative and lead students toward better test scores, everyone benefits.

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Integrate Online SAT & ACT Prep Options to Improve Schoolwide Scores

 
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High school students are busy. With homework, extracurricular activities, and social lives, it can be hard to fit SAT and ACT studying into their schedules. That's why it's important to give students as much flexibility as possible for improved schoolwide scores on these exams. Online test preparation options help you to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Here's how.

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