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[Free ebook] High School Subject Tests Simply Explained

[Free ebook] High School Subject Tests Simply Explained
Get tips for busy homeschool parents trying to choose the right test and prepare students for high school test success.  ​Ever wonder about high school subject tests? Like, which one should your child take? Which one will benefit them the m...
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Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost

Devastating Test Results: Test Canceled and Scores Lost
Plan ahead to avoid devastating  test  results . Whether your child is a super-smart, gifted test -taker, or struggling test -o-phobe, there is one thing that could ruin their test results completely. A total failure on the part of the scho...
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The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT

The CLT Test Alternative to SAT or ACT
You're likely familiar with the SAT and ACT tests, but are you familiar with the CLT? I'm not always able to spend as much time as I would like discussing the CLT Test, but I want to be sure parents are aware of this new test. As more ...
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Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]

Cookies Improve Test Scores [Free Download]
Let me explain how cookies improve test scores! To choose the best high school  test for your child in just 3 easy steps, begin with the time-honored cookie strategy. It's important that you do one step a day - do not double-up. These steps...
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Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results

Simple Explanation for SAT Essay Score Results
 People are getting back their SAT scores now, and I know it can be a bit confusing. Let me give you the simple explanation for SAT essay score results.   SAT Essay scores are confusing to interpret because the College Board has made it con...
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6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problem with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests , and I'd love for you to leave a comment with anything you can add.  The problem with te...
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Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission

Subject Tests for Ivy League Admission
Gearing up for Ivy  League  admission is one of the toughest challenge for high school students, whether they are homeschooled or not. Ivy  admission requires excellence in all areas, exceeding requirements - and a healthy dose of luck...
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6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests

6 Big Problems with Standardized Tests
When you see your child's test score, in your heart of hearts, you may wonder why the score wasn't higher. Let me explain 6 problems with standardized tests. The problem with tests is that they don't measure what is REALLY important. Qualities NOT Me...
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How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course

How to Prepare for an AP Test without Taking an AP Course
Anyone can take an AP test, even if they have not taken an AP course. The tests are really hard, really long, and the student needs to be prepared.  To prepare for those AP tests without taking an AP course, the secret is self-disciplined study ...
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Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?

Which AP Tests are Best for Self Study?
Did you know? Any student can take an AP test, even if they don't take an AP course. AP courses are really hard, and often take 2-3 hours of study per day per class. Taking more than one or two per year makes it difficult for the student to cover all...
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Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores

Study Skills for Seriously Low SAT or ACT Scores
First of all, look at some colleges near you with low scores. Do a quick google search for your state and your test (SAT or ACT), like this: "colleges that accept students with low SAT scores in Ohio." Here are the results for Ohio colleges that have...
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How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript

How to Put Test Prep on the Transcript
When your child is working hard on studying for the SAT or ACT, you may be accumulating enough hours to make this a class, and put it on the transcript. Let me provide some simple do's and don'ts for putting test prep on a homeschool transcript. You ...
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Cindi Goertz
This was very helpful--and timely as our daughter just took the SAT and has logged many hours in prep for that as well as the PSAT... Read More
Sunday, 11 March 2018 13:05
Lee Binz
I'm so glad to help, Cindi! I figure if a student is just doing a little test prep, then adding it to your English class makes sen... Read More
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Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score

Eat Cookies to Get a Better SAT Score
Get My Cookie Recipe Collection Eating cookies can help your child get a better SAT or ACT score. Stop laughing! I'm totally serious! Careful research in my own home suggests that 100% of students will laugh when assigned sweet confections for school...
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Math Books That Will NOT Increase Your Test Scores

Math Books That Will NOT Increase Your Test Scores
It's tempting to think that taking pre-calculus or calculus will help your SAT or ACT score, but it's not true! I have a High School Subject Test White Paper that can help you gain critical insights into the AP, SAT, and CLEP subject tests. These tip...
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Lee Binz
Hi Teresa, There are two math CLEP Tests, college algebra and college mathematics. You can read more about those tests on the Coll... Read More
Friday, 01 September 2017 19:05
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Create Your Own SAT or ACT Test Packet

Create Your Own SAT or ACT Test Packet
The best way to prepare for the SAT or ACT is to mimic the testing process at home, as much as possible. You can create a test packet that is  very similar to the one they will receive during the real test. Practicing with your test packet at ho...
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