SAT and ACT

Matt Larriva
Oct 30, 2020

Want to know how to get into Harvard? As you might have guessed, it's a fairly common question we hear from our students and their parents. Attending a prestigious Ivy League school is undoubtedly a dream for many. And, while…

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Matt Larriva
Oct 13, 2020

That depends on what your starting score is and on what you consider “good.” There are too many factors to be able to answer this with any sense of certainty--what if you’re a straight-A student who just needs to review…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 26, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES, September 24, 2020 – EmergingEdTech University of California Case Ruling || Recently, the University of California was ordered to stop using SAT and ACT test scores in admissions, and while the case involves students with disabilities, the judge’s…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 25, 2020

In early September, the UC system was barred from using SAT and ACT scores entirely. This is not to be confused with the UC’s earlier decision to intentionally phase out the use of SAT and ACT scores over a 4-year period; nor is…

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Matt Larriva
Sep 08, 2020

If colleges no longer accept SAT scores, how do I ensure my child gets in? Yikes. There are a lot of very emotional and incorrect answers to this question, so I’ll try to provide some objectivity here. First, the premise…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 20, 2020

Definitely. This is something of a no-lose situation. If you try to take the test and it’s canceled, then you’re no worse off. If you take the test and do poorly, you needn’t submit your scores, because the tests were…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 19, 2020

The Question: Does it make sense to invest in an ACT tutor before the first official ACT test in Feb of junior year? Or, is it better to take the test (with individual prep through an ACT prep book), see…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 12, 2020

Will the curve for August’s trail (SAT) will be generous? The idea of an “SAT” curve is a misconception. In our article comparing the ACT vs SAT, there are two sections that delve deeper into this somewhat complex topic. SAT…

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Kevin_O
Aug 10, 2020

How much is the SAT going to matter with elite universities (most of which are test optional now)? I heard from many that "test-optional" is just a PR move, and that good scores now will give you even more of…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 10, 2020

Will test-optional colleges take my ACT score into consideration if I don't have the ACT writing portion this year? The first part of your question asks: can I submit an ACT without the writing portion. This depends on the school.…

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