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All About ACT Accommodations

By Nadyja Von Ebers on April 10, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Counseling

Acknowledging the mixed feelings educators have about standardized testing, they can be a good tool for measuring student learning, by allowing schools to compare students using a single...

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The ACT Fee Waiver: Supporting Low Income Students

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 27, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Counseling

It’s no secret that testing can be a costly enterprise for students. Even if a student forgos pricey tutoring, the cost of the test itself can be a burden. In an effort to level the playing field,...

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10 Tips for Acing the ACT Essay

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 20, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Teachers, Writing

The ACT Writing Test is an optional, 40-minute component of the ACT. This section tests a student’s ability to craft an organized, well-articulated analytical essay on a presented topic. The...

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What is the College Board?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on March 06, 2018
Topics:  SAT

As high school teachers, we often reference the College Board as our students prepare for the next stage in their academic careers. But who is this elusive group of people and what exactly do they...

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What is the National Career Readiness Certificate?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 15, 2018
Topics:  Instructors

Across high schools, there is plenty of preparation for college, from ACT and SAT practice to college essay tutorials. But what about preparation for the workforce? 

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The Teacher's Guide to Answering Questions about College

By Nadyja Von Ebers on February 06, 2018
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If you teach high school, and especially upperclassmen, you’ve probably fielded some questions from students along the lines of "why it is important to go to college?" and "what should I study in...

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How School Counselors can Help Prepare Students for the ACT

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 23, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Test Prep, Counseling

We tend to think of ACT prep as a teacher’s job, but a school’s college counselor can also be highly beneficial to students in the ACT prep process. So how exactly can you as an ACT counselor take...

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How to Support High School Test Prep in Your School's Curriculum

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 18, 2018
Topics:  Schools, Test Prep, Classroom, Instructors

As busy instructors who must simultaneously juggle our own subject curriculum and adequately prepare our students for the ACT, SAT, and college readiness in general, it can be hard to strike a...

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How Much Does the ACT Cost (and Does Your School Help Cover It)?

By Nadyja Von Ebers on January 10, 2018
Topics:  ACT, Teachers

How costly the entire ACT-taking process is for students depends on several factors: how many times they take the test, how many colleges they are applying to, if they qualify for ACT waivers, and...

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A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Students for ACT Test Day

By Molly Kiefer on December 05, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Test Day

After months spent studying for the ACT, many students experience anxiety and nervousness as their test dates approach. To help ensure that your students can walk into their ACT feeling relaxed,...

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