testing, prep, and options
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With more than 1900 +colleges and universities now test-optional, it is still essential to assess the pros and cons of taking a standardized test, which one/s (if appropriate), and the actual value-added.
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:
~Strengths in a particular subject area or academic capabilities.
~Help with financial scholarships.
~Alignment with courses and grades.
~Additional data points for demonstrating college readiness.
Not every student tests well, has had the benefit of a curriculum that supports testing assessments, can afford the time to prepare for further assessments, or is interested in a college/university that requires any test scores. Together we will consider these key factors to develop a test plan, whether preparing and taking a test or applying test optional.
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