Standardized testing is stressful for many students and parents because it has such high stakes. At many U.S. and international universities, test scores are a major factor in admissions decisions. But taking a standardized test like the SAT or ACT doesn't have to be stressful and scary.
In March of 2016, the CollegeBoard (which administers the SAT and PSAT), kicked off the new SAT, which is a major change from the old one which had been in use for a decade. The new SAT has now been used for almost two years, and there's still not much understanding about how parents and students should best adapt. So here is a summary.
LifeLaunchr now has a way to help parents and students to ace the SAT and ACT, through it's partnership with Aspire Education Project. For over a decade, Aspire Education Project’s expert tutors have led the highly competitive San Francisco Bay Area tutoring market, helping students reach their college goals at schools including Stanford, Cornell, Duke, and the University of California, Berkeley.
On April 2, Aspire Education Project and LifeLaunchr presented a free webinar: "Your Roadmap to Stress-Free College Admissions." Presented by test preparation expert, Sy Kim, Director of Programs at Aspire, and Venkates Swaminathan, CEO of LifeLaunchr, the webinar was a great overview of the college admissions process for parents and students, to help each student get into and can afford the college or program that is the best fit for them.
Standardized testing is a complex, and often overwhelming, issue for parents and students thinking about college. To help families with this, Linda King of The King Advantage and Venkates Swaminathan of LifeLaunchr presented "Tips for Stress-Free Standardized College Admissions Testing." The webinar is a great overview of how parents and students can make the best decisions about standardized testing.
Come sophomore and junior year, parents and students start to feel the weight of impending standardized testing. And all the questions that come with that? Should I (my child) take the ACT or the SAT? Do I need to take Subject Tests? What score will be "good enough?" How much difference does it make anyway? Here's answers to some of your key questions.