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Unraveling the Controversy Surrounding Standardized Testing in College Admissions

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The NY Times recently published an article about the growing pushback to the move away from the SAT among colleges. A combination of pandemic-induced logistical issues and research finding widespread income and race-based disparities in test scores has caused many schools to move away from standardized test scores as a major factor in admissions. However,…

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Remote School vs Remote Learning

By Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Study Skills, Test Prep No Comments

Now that most of us are back to in-person school and events, I often hear parents say, “I’d like to have in-person tutoring sessions because online school didn’t work for my child.” Having experienced the challenges of Zoom kindergarten for my own daughter, I can relate. But having tutored multiple students online, I can also…

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New Details about the California Proficiency Program and the HiSET

By CHSPE, CPP, GED, High School, HiSET, Test Prep No Comments

After much anticipation, the California Department of Education has finally released information about how students can get a California Certificate of Proficiency, which holds the same weight as a high school diploma, by taking the HiSET exam. This is one of two tests that will replace the CHSPE. The HiSET exam has been around for…

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