Testing, Prep, and Options
Washington Post 2017
Which test will highlight your strengths?
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FAIR TEST - Find out which colleges are test optional.
*Please note the July ACT is not currently offered in CA and NY
While more than 1000 colleges and universities are now test-optional, providing students with more options on how to develop their application packets, it is important to stay student-centered and assess with a student the pros and cons of taking tests and which assessments may serve them best in demonstrating college readiness.
Even though GPA and high school courses correlate more significantly with first-year success in college, some of the advantages of taking either the SAT or ACT tests would be to provide:
Additional data points for demonstrating college readiness
Strengths in a particular subject area or academic capabilities
Offset a lower GPA or a less rigorous course load
Help with financial scholarships.
Not every student tests well, has had the benefit of a curriculum that supports college readiness, can afford the time to prepare for further assessments, or is interested in a college/university that requires any test scores. Together I will consider these key factors when working with each student. We want to figure out the support needed and path to take to in the application process that highlights each student's strengths and will benefit them as they make this important journey.