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As we approach a new age of the pandemic, the school system faces more challenges and tries to navigate accordingly. Private middle and high schools in Los Angeles are flooded with parents seeking a better education for their child, but they’re continually met with “test optional”, “test blind”, and “school specific.” It’s understandably confusing and…

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ACT Update: ACT Includes a New Type of Passage on the Reading Section

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From time to time, the ACT makes minor changes to its test format and content. Recently, test makers announced a change to the ACT Reading section. What is the change? Beginning in 2021, one of the ACT reading passages may be accompanied by a graph, figure, or table that contains information relevant to the reading…

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How to Relearn Your Course Material: A Guide to Revisiting the Last Year and Finding the Holes in Your Learning

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Step 1: Let’s all acknowledge that learning loss is real. Without a plan for such an event, teachers were forced to learn how to teach online on brand new platforms in a matter of weeks. Although most figured it out and rose to the challenging occasion, it still left a mark on students. Hear from…

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SAT and ACT Prep for Fall: Test Optional is the New Normal

By Accommodations, College Admissions, High School, Practice Tests, PSAT, SAT, Test Prep No Comments

In the “before times,” the main question about college admissions tests used to be, “How can I do well on this test?” Now, the question is, “Should I even take this test?” Over 1500 schools decided to go test-blind or test-optional during the pandemic, and many of them are choosing to stay that way, at…

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