Posts By: Melissa Slive

Testing: Pencil-and-paper gives way to computers

You may feel as though technology has infiltrated every aspect of your life. From online newspapers to e-books, things that once required printed pages now live on an interactive screen. In New York, state tests are soon to follow this paperless path. Read this article to discover the steps of the state Education Department’s plan… Read more »

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The ABCs of SAT Math

By now, you would think that I’d be able to calculate the score of my students’ practice exams in my head. However, the calculator is still my best friend. Many, like me, were scared when they heard that there is a non-calculator section on the new SAT. But after studying the new exam, there should… Read more »

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America’s Bizarre, Backwards Worship of the Ivy League

Everyone wants the best for themselves and their children. When it comes to colleges, we tend to think the best means the Ivy League. But should the Ivy League be put on this pedestal? This article explores America’s view on elite schools and whether there is a better way to manage our higher education system…. Read more »

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The SAT/ACT I.Q. Test

How well do you know the SAT/ACT? It’s time to find out your test prep I.Q.   1.Which of the following statement(s) is/are true? I. The SAT/ACT is an intelligence test. II. You can’t possibly study for the SAT/ACT. III. The SAT/ACT is written by geniuses. I only I and II only I, II, and III… Read more »

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Nationwide Test Shows Dip in Students’ Math Abilities

Education continues to be one of our nation’s biggest issues. With presidential elections right around the corner, it’s important to stay up to date on this topic. Read this article to discover the status of our students’ current abilities, what could have caused the decline, and whether to be worried about the results. Click here to… Read more »

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Time Is on Your Side

Picking the standardized test that is best for YOU should not just be a coin toss. The different tests play to different strengths. One of the key factors in deciding whether to take the SAT or ACT is how much time a student needs to complete the test. The SAT is generally a better test… Read more »

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Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions?

Ever feel frustrated by the college application process? If so, you are not the only one. Deans from various universities have taken it upon themselves to develop a less stressful and more comprehensive method to applying to college. Of course, there are two sides to every story. Check out this article to see what the… Read more »

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