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It’s essay time again!

  I look forward to reading the essays of the four finalists each year when The New York Times publishes their favorite college essays having to do with social class and work. (One year, a [...]

Strategies with a Disclaimer

At Ivy Ed, we firmly believe that the best test preparation is possessing knowledge of the content that is covered on the tests. We also recognize that there are strategies, very useful strategies in fact, [...]

Anxiety, ADHD, and the ACT

Time and half on the ACT may seem like a blessing to some, but for others it might be a curse. One of the most commonly granted accommodations for the ACT is “time and a [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What’s with the watches?

A few years ago, we published a blog regarding an ACT pacing watch (see https://ivyed.net/a-security-blanket-that-isnt-even-soft-our-thoughts-on-the-act-pacing-watch/). At the time, there were several flaws with it:  it didn’t account for the 2015 change to the ACT essay [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

My totally unscientific, statistically insignificant experiment…

It’s widely known that students get 200 points on each of the SAT sections just for putting their name down, so the lowest combined score a child can get is a 400.  But I’m often [...]

“Hot Tip: The Best ACT and SAT Test Dates!”

In the winter months leading up to the spring testing season for ACT and SAT, we are often asked if one test date is easier than another. Read our blog--it’s an oldie but goodie--by Jon, [...]