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What is the Character Skills Snapshot?

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The Character Skills Snapshot is a tool that the admission teams of private schools use to learn more about students outside the confines of the standard application process–interviews, essay questions, and test scores. It presents the student with real life scenarios where they must choose what responses are most or least like them. What is…

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Say Goodbye to the SAT Subject Tests and the Optional Essay

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This past Tuesday, the College Board—the organization that runs the SAT testing program and AP exams—announced that it is dropping the SAT Subject tests and the optional essay section of the SAT General Exam. The official reasoning of the College Board is “to reduce and simplify demands on students.” In addition, it plans to allocate…

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