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When Is The Right Time To Start Test Preparation?

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues: This July will mark 20 years of Academic Approach answering a variety of your questions regarding test preparation, and one of the most frequently asked: When is the right time to start test preparation? Avoiding Extremes Your common sense tells you the obvious: avoid extremes. Last-minute cramming does not [...]

The Value Of Practice Tests In Student Learning

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues: Do practice tests impact student learning? Over a decade’s worth of our own data indicates that they do. For our students who started with a diagnostic score below 20 on the ACT, the inclusion of four additional practice test opportunities as part of their instructional program led to nearly [...]

The Future of the ACT Essay

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues: In our recent communication on the elimination of the SAT essay, we said we would keep you posted on the future of the ACT essay. What’s the trend with the ACT essay? We expect to see the ACT essay also retired in time, and the trend in college admissions [...]

MAP Testing, Learning Loss, And Supporting Our Middle School Students

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues: As students and families look ahead to the remainder of the school year, many are considering how to make the most of the remaining months of school and best assess ongoing student needs and gaps. We’ve discussed before the importance of assessment as a tool for providing targeted support [...]

With Subject Tests Out, How Will AP Scores Factor In College Admissions?

Dear Academic Approach Families & Colleagues: In a January 19 webinar entitled “An Update on Simplifying Our Work,” College Board CEO David Coleman announced the cancellation of SAT Subject Tests. SAT Subject Tests are immediately canceled (in the USA). They'll be offered in May/June internationally, but American registrations for May/June will be canceled (thereby opening [...]

Every Student is Different

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