On October 8, 2019, the ACT announced major changes to its testing and reporting policies. PrepMatters tutoring and educational planning staff offer their thoughts on what these changes mean for students.
Aaron Golumbfskie, PrepMatters' Director of Education, discusses the lessons we can take away from finishing the gauntlet of high school standardized tests that linger long after we've put down all our No. 2 pencils.
Standardized tests have few virtues but not all are vices. One positive is that the tests serve as a tool...
The College Board and the ACT have released new tables so that you can more accurately compare scores. Find out what you need to know!
How Standardized Testing Is Like Cooking Breakfast | PrepMatters
the College Board shouldn’t be surprised if students are using online exams to prepare. Should it work hard to not have tests leak online in the first place and stop the legitimately bad actors who are out there releasing unauthorized tests or looking to cheat? Of course. Should it take exam security seriously? Absolutely. But that seriousness must include not reusing exams that can be found online with nothing more than a google search.
Variability in testing environment, proctors, and other students can mitigate some of the hard work our students have put into the process. As some of these things occasionally occur on even our practice tests, we hope to help our students take advantage of the opportunity practice affords.