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All About ACT Accommodations

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

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:  Counseling, ACT

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:  Writing, Teachers, ACT

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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How School Counselors can Help Prepare Students for the ACT

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

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 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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Six Month ACT Study Guide

By Nadyja Von Ebers on November 01, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Study Schedule, Instructors

If you are reading this, it’s likely that you have at least six months to prepare for the ACT, and that is a fantastic news! If you’re taking the ACT in 6 months that means you have plenty of...

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How to Improve Your Students' Writing Using the ACT Essay Rubric

By Nadyja Von Ebers on October 30, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Writing

Because the ACT Writing test is optional, some teachers opt out of preparing students for it. However, many colleges do require the writing test, so you should work it into your curriculum if...

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No Photo ID? Helping Students with the ACT Photo Requirement

By Molly Kiefer on October 25, 2017
Topics:  ACT, Test Day
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ACT or SAT: A complete guide to helping your students decide

By Kristin Fracchia on July 27, 2017
Topics:  ACT, SAT, Counseling

SAT or ACT? Whether you live in a state that requires all students to take the ACT or SAT, or one that leaves it up to students, you'll likely encounter the question "Which test should I take?"

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