Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Great Global Conversation and You

While the SAT is primarily used for admission into American institutions, the test is administered internationally. Therefore, one of the aims of redesigning the SAT was to make it more accessible for test takers regardless of their respective backgrounds. And … Continue reading

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AP Exams are in May! What are they? Who needs them? Why Should I take them? What about AP Exam Score Choice?

It’s that time of year again, when high school students must frantically juggle preparing for final exams, AP exams, and the last administrations of the SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests. There is a lot going on! And as you carefully plot out the … Continue reading

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Testmasters Hosts Math Kangaroo Event

Making Math Fun for Houston-Area Students 3rd Largest National Event puts Students’ Math Skills to the Test Houston (March 17, 2016) – One hundred sixty Houston-area primary school students put their critical thinking skills to the test today at a … Continue reading

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What Colleges and Universities SuperScore the SAT?

For those unfamiliar with SuperScoring, this is the term given when colleges take the highest SAT section scores across multiple sittings and combine them into a single composite score. Not all universities SuperScore, and indeed most do not, but we … Continue reading

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PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, & PSAT/NMSQT – Why so many and what’s the difference?!

This week marks the end of College Board’s spring PSAT testing season. In fact, this year represents the first instance in which College Board even offered the PSAT in the Spring. Before you start panicking, it’s important to note that the … Continue reading

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What Are Subject Tests? Which Colleges Require Them?

Hi folks! Today we’ll be talking about a question we don’t get often enough — Which colleges require the SAT Subject Tests, and what in the world are Subject Tests? What Are SAT Subject Tests? You may or may not be … Continue reading

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You Got In! Now What?

As admissions are slowly rolling in, we’ll be talking about what I believe to be the single most important part of your decision-making process—admitted student days. What are Admitted Students Days? Most schools offer an admitted student’s day where you can … Continue reading

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Is the New SAT More Reading Intensive?

We recently came across this interesting piece by the New York Times regarding the New SAT’s  increased focus on the verbal/reading side of academics. While it’s true there is a longitudinal incorporation of English across the test, overall, we feel like the exam … Continue reading

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I Got a “C” in One of My Classes! Can I Still Get Into an Ivy League?

Hello readers! Today we’ll be talking about a topic we get asked quite frequently here at the Testmasters blog: “I got a B/C/D/F in one/two/three of my classes! Can I still get into an Ivy League?!” Fear not! We’re here … Continue reading

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August SAT starting in 2017

College Board has released the anticipated SAT test dates for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 calendar years, and, with little fanfare or notice, it appears that they intend to phase out the January SAT test date by 2018. Let’s take a look … Continue reading

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