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Test Prep 101: Guide to the SAT Reading Section

By IvyWise on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 11:21 AM


Here’s What Students Need to Know About the SAT Reading Section
 

By Peter, IvyWise Master Tutor

We’re almost a year removed from The College Board’s rollout of the 2016 SAT test redesign, so students and parents by now have a better sense of the test’s layout—that the reading section, for example, contains 52 questions and is timed to 65 minutes. There are however a couple of major conceptual changes in the SAT reading section that will be helpful for how students and parents approach preparing for the test.

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How to Read Your PSAT Score Report

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:17 AM

PSAT Scores Are Out Today. Do You Know What They Mean?

 

PSAT scores from the October 2016 sitting will be released to students on December 12, and you may have questions about what they mean and how you can use them to your advantage. Here's our guide on how to read your PSAT score report.

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SAT and ACT Score Release Dates

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Here’s When SAT and ACT Scores Come Out

 

For students applying to college, learning ACT or SAT scores is a big milestone in the admissions journey, and can heavily impact their college prep strategy going forward. If you’re taking the SAT or ACT this academic year, make sure you know when SAT and ACT scores are available and how that factors into your college prep timeline.

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SAT and ACT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines

By IvyWise on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:05 AM

Here’s When You Can Take the SAT and ACT

 

Taking the SAT or ACT is a big element of the college admissions journey for many students, and it’s important for students and parents to know when the exams are offered, when to register, and how much it costs.

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Should You Take SAT Subject Tests?

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

Know the Pros and Cons Before Taking SAT Subject Tests

 

Fall is a busy testing season for high school students, and even more so for seniors applying to college. In addition to the ACT or SAT, some students also choose to take SAT Subject Tests as part of their admissions testing. But is it right for you?

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SAT Percentiles 2016

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 01:54 PM

See How Your SAT Scores Compare to Other Test-Takers

 

The College Board recently released the percentiles for the new SAT, giving students a better idea of how they compare to other test-takers now that the SAT has adopted a new scoring scale.

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SAT Score Conversion Chart

By IvyWise on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 03:53 PM

Here are the Score Conversions for the New SAT, Old SAT, and the ACT

 

Want to see how your scores on the new SAT compare to the old SAT and the ACT? The College Board has finally released the concordance tables so students can see how their new SAT scores compare to the old 2400-point scale, as well as how they compare to composite ACT scores.

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Tips for Students Taking the New SAT in 2016

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 02, 2016 @ 03:17 PM

Tips for the new SATWhat To Keep In Mind When Taking the New SAT

 

The first administration of the redesigned SAT is this Saturday, March 5, and for students preparing for the college admissions process, this test is a big departure from the past SAT. At IvyWise, we’re advising students to delay taking the new SAT or to take the ACT instead, as colleges weigh both exams equally, but for students who are already prepared to take the new SAT this year, here are some things to keep in mind on test-day and beyond.

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What Does An August SAT Date Mean For Students?

By IvyWise on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 01:05 PM

For The First Time In Decades The SAT Will Be Offered In The Late Summer

 

The new SAT is debuting this March, but another big change for the test is on the horizon – the College Board recently revealed that, starting in 2017, students will have the option to take the SAT in August. With the addition of a test date also comes the removal of one – the College Board will also eliminate the January test starting in 2018.

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Still Holding Out for the SAT? Why Juniors Should Prep for the January Exam

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

The January 2016 SAT Is the Last Administration of the Exam in its Current Form

By Sarah, IvyWise Tutoring Manager

The changes coming to the SAT in March 2016 have left many high school juniors confused about their options and the best approach for tests and test prep. For months, we’ve urged the Class of 2017 to opt for the ACT next spring in order to avoid any uncertainties regarding implementation and scoring that come along with this major overhaul. While we still stand behind the advice for all juniors to prep for the ACT, we realize there are still some that can’t get past the urban myths that ‘some schools prefer SAT’ or ‘the SAT is more coachable than the ACT.’ So for those doubters – with one big caveat – there is still the option to take the SAT in its current format with just one more offering in January 2016.

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