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Testing Calendar for Juniors - Class of 2022

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on November 12, 2020

Although many selective colleges have temporarily gone test-optional because of the pandemic, test-optional doesn’t mean “test-blind.” Not only will test-optional colleges consider your scores if you submit them, but submitting competitive scores that are well into a college’s mid-50% range for admitted students has the potential to improve your admission chances. For students who don’t submit scores, colleges will place far more emphasis on other crucial admission factors, such as your academic record, extracurricular commitment, essays, and recommendations. So, if you’d like to improve your potential for admission, here’s our advice about your junior-year testing calendar. This means YOU, members of the class of 2022:

Topics: ACT, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting, SAT

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Topics: ACT, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting, SAT

Even Brighter Futures for Florida High School Scholars

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on May 5, 2017

In an attempt to reward some of the top Florida high school students and to help retain those students for college, the Florida State Senate recently passed the "Excellence in Higher Education Act". The bill is currently working its way through the Florida State House of Representatives. If passed, it would substantially increase "Bright Futures Scholarship" awards to Florida college students. 

Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Educational Consulting

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Educational Consulting

3rd Grade State Testing: Do You Know About the Portfolio Option?

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on November 18, 2015

 

If your third grader is a struggling reader, you may be on pins and needles about the upcoming FSA (Florida State-wide Assessment) in the spring. Worrying about whether or not your child will pass the standardized test creates stress at home and in school. Assisting your child with weekly tutoring is one option. There’s also another that your local school may fail to share with you.

Topics: College Planning, Educational Consulting

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Topics: College Planning, Educational Consulting

Math Requirements - Bright Futures Scholarship

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on September 1, 2011

In order to receive Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) awards, Florida Statutes require that a student pass four college preparatory math credits at the Algebra I level and above:

Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational Consulting

The Economic Value of Test Prep

Last Updated by Judi Robinovitz on October 2, 2008

As families face tough economic decisions, they sacrifice their children’s exta-curricular and enrichment programs. Elite athletic travel teams are forced to fold as once-popular tournaments shrink in number or disappear. That trend is mirrored in academic areas. Test preparation for college entrance (SAT/ACT) and AP exams falls to the wayside, too. Yet few families realize the long-term financial repercussions that such decisions about exams can have.

Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting

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Topics: College Admission, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting