The SAT standardized test, originally known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test, provides percentile scores used by many college admissions committees in evaluating college applications. The test covers mainly reading, writing and Math reasoning skill sets. Today, several additional and separate SAT subject tests also enable young people to demonstrate advanced knowledge in … [Read more...] about How to Study for the SAT Exam
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A large percentage of private high schools in the country use the HSPT (High School Placement Test) as a screening prospective students, and even though these schools will accept new students from different backgrounds, it’s necessary to implement standardized testing in order to determine the exactly where each new student is among various subjects. Given once a year, the HSPT … [Read more...] about How to Pass a High School Placement Test (HSPT)
The Washington Post doesn’t have a Parenting section, although one might be as, if not more, useful than a Sports section. But there was an insightful, funny, comforting article about parenting recently in the Health & Science broadsheet. It was called “A Pre-College Snooze” (great title) and was written by mom Rebecca Lanning.Instead of cataloguing her son’s … [Read more...] about Are We Pressure-Cooking Our Kids?
There is a new book out with a title sure to spark parents’ interest: The Smartest Kids in the World. Doesn’t every parent hope - or believe -- that our kids are the smartest? The Washington Post calls journalist Amanda Ripley’s work a “fine book.” Smartest Kids explores, through three American exchange students, the educational systems in South Korea, Finland and … [Read more...] about “The Smartest Kids in the World” Probably Had Good Teachers
So this sealed envelope was sent home from Ava’s school the other day. When you get such a letter it usually means that your child has contracted lice, is the source of the lice, or has pretended to be lice by inappropriately latching onto other children on the play yard. To my surprise, it was none of the above. Instead, the letter asked for my approval to have my daughter … [Read more...] about Reflections from a Gifted Program Dropout