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Trying to manage all the moving pieces of the private school admissions process? Educational Counselor Katy Dunn offers her guide to help you manage the process, plan your timeline, and find a great fit for private school.

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While private middle schools often require standardized test scores as part of the application process, these scores are nowhere near as significant a factor in admissions decisions as one might expect. Jeff Knox and John Jones explain why and how to keep those scores in context.

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Tutor Massiha Habibi tackles the question we hear all the time -- "Why do test scores go up and down" -- and addresses several key factors that make being consistent difficult.

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Researching for private high school admissions requires planning. Demonstrating interest with relevant, specific questions at all events is important, as is preparing students for their interviews.

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Andrew DuFresne helps parents and students navigate the world of SSAT Flex Tests, so that students are taking the right test, on the right day, in the right way.

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Kate Kula shares her best recommendations for middle school students preparing to write the SSAT and ISEE essays.

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We encourage students to find the test – SSAT or ISEE – that works for them and to prepare for that test. However, sometimes students will perform about the same on both tests or will simply want to give both the SSAT and ISEE a try.

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The material covered by the SSAT & ISEE is fairly similar: both primarily test critical reading, vocabulary and math. But, the way the material is presented and weighed can often point a student in one direction or the other.

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For students taking a December SSAT, ISEE, or HSPT, it is often the last step of a long trek. It’s always important to put your best effort in for the test, but it can be particularly hard when you’re worn out and just holding on for winter break. Here are some final pointers.

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We are in the heart of the fall testing season for both the SSAT and ISEE. Additionally, students are already preparing for the HSPT in late November and early December. I took this opportunity to spend a few moments with Jeff Knox, our own secondary school placement specialist. Here are his answers to some of the common concerns of families.