Category Archives: Standardized Tests

What Houston Schools Require the ISEE? What is the ISEE?

What is the ISEE? The Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE, is a series of placement tests primarily used for admissions to private schools. The ISEE is geared towards students applying for the fifth grade and above, and there are three … Continue reading

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PSAT Semifinalists – How to Advance, What to Expect

PSAT Semifinalist cutoffs being announced soon, so we want to detail the path towards becoming a full-fledged National Merit Finalist, and what that means exactly. Let us know in the comments if you qualified as a Semifinalist! How Many People Earn … Continue reading

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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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SAT Math Practice: Absolute Values

Today at College Compass we’ll run through an SAT practice problem involving absolute values: What value of x satisfies the equation  .

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SAT Math Practice: Solving for a Variable!

Today I’ll show you a problem I see a lot of students facing: how to solve for a variable if it appears in both the numerator and the denominator. Given the New SAT’s increased focus on simplifying equations, make sure … Continue reading

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What is a Good Score on the New SAT?

Today was exciting news in the standardized test community, as College Board released its first set of data and concordance tables regarding the New 2016 SAT. In light of this, we have updated our previous post with updated average New 2016 … Continue reading

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What Does My New SAT Score Mean?

College Board just released the results from the first administration of the New SAT, administered March 2016, and with it they also released a set of concordance tables to let us know what exactly a good score is. We’ll take … Continue reading

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What Are SAT Subject Tests?

Since the end of the school year is fast approaching, as are the deadlines for signing up for the May and June SATs, we wanted to remind people what the SAT Subject Tests are and which colleges require them. We’ve previously … Continue reading

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SAT Trigonometry Problem!

Today we’ll be solving a practice SAT trigonometry problem and walking you through the steps to solve it! If Sin(A)=0.5 and side BC=10, find the length of the hypotenuse, AB.

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2016 (Unofficial) National Merit Commended Cutoff Score is Out!

Now that we know this year’s (unofficial) National Merit Commended cutoff score is a 209, we wanted to take a look back at how we did, and what this means for our Semifinalist predictions. To clarify, while the NMSC has not officially posted … Continue reading

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