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Standardized tests for high school students include the PSAT, ACT, SAT, AP Exams, and SAT Subject Tests. Preparing for these exams may feel like a daunting task. Our resources and advice can help!

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ACT Offers TIR for April, June, and December Exams

The ACT offers a Test Information Release (TIR) for the April, June, and December test…

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How to Recalculate Your GPA for College Admission

Many colleges recalculate your GPA (grade point average) using a 4.0 scale, and then add…

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Preparing for the SAT and ACT

While many students take formal prep classes and private tutoring, motivated students can often accomplish…

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Seven Ways to Increase Your ACT Score

After gaining on the SAT for many years, the ACT became the more popular test…

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AP Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

Students, parents and teachers are often surprised to learn that AP Exams are not scored…

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AP Arts Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] Arts: AP Art History 5 4 3 2 1   2013      11.9%…

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AP English Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] English:   AP English Language and Composition 5 4 3 2 1   2013…

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AP History and Social Sciences Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] History and Social Science: AP Comparative Government and Politics  5 4 3 2 1…

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AP Math and Computer Science Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] Math and Computer Science: AP Calculus AB 5 4 3 2 1   2013…

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AP Sciences Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] Sciences: AP Biology 5 4 3 2 1   2013      5.4%  …

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AP World Languages and Cultures Exam Score Distribution: 2013, 2012, 2011

[AP-EXAM] World Languages & Cultures*:   AP Chinese Language and Culture* 5 4 3 2…

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SAT or ACT? Choosing the Right Exam for You

SAT or ACT?  ACT or SAT? Or Both? Since almost all U.S. universities accept either…

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Testing Timer Watch Helps Students on ACT

One of the biggest challenges students face on college entrance exams is managing their time.…

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SAT & ACT: Test Prep Recommendations

Standardized test results -- SAT & ACT -- are a key admission factor at almost…

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Six Ways to Improve SAT and ACT Scores: Reading, English and Writing

Vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar and usage are core components of the SAT and ACT college…

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11 Free and Low-Cost Prep Tools for PSAT, SAT, ACT & Subject Tests

College test-prep anxiety has caused many parents and students to wonder if solid preparation is…

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‘Can’t Miss’ Ways to Boost Your Scores

Here are some can’t miss, FREE online programs to boost your scores. Since building your…

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Testing Overview

Testing Overview

Information about testing.

SAT / ACT

SAT / ACT

Get ready for standardized tests.

Subject Tests

Subject Tests

Understanding subject testing.

Entrance Exam Preparation

Entrance Exam Preparation

Ways to prepare for the exams.

AP / IB / CLEP

AP / IB / CLEP

Articles about score distributions.

Testing

If you are planning to apply to college, you will most likely need to take at least one college entrance exam. Those who tell you that the SAT and ACT are about the same and that you can’t prep for them are misguided. Practice and learned test-taking skills can and will improve your scores. The ACT and SAT are different tests, and you may score significantly higher on one than on the other. While some schools are “test optional” SAT and ACT scores are a crucial metric at most colleges. Not only do high scores improve your chances of acceptance, but they can also lead to tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money.

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