Why Testing Matters: A series on study strategies and holistic learning

We’ve heard the phrase “study smarter, not harder” but what exactly does this well-intentioned platitude mean? Over the next few months, we hope to give you insight into scientifically backed study strategies to help you achieve your study goals. We are starting the series with “The Testing Effect” and what it means for you and…

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July is Park and Recreation Month!

Get Outside and Improve Your Brain Health Thinking about ways to strengthen your body AND mind this summer? Look no further than your local park to boost your physical and mental health! July is Park and Recreation month, which is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy all that your community green spaces have…

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Meditations on Parenting a High Schooler

As I lay in savasana at yoga this morning, my teacher shared a quote that landed and resonated deeply for me as I reflected on parenting and guiding a high schooler to think about life after high school: Awakening and enlightenment are accidents; but practice makes one accident prone.   As a parent, I’ve spent countless…

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Summer Slide in a Post-Pandemic Reality

By Kyla Graves With summer right around the corner, it will be especially important to consider summer plans in order to combat “summer slide,” or the loss of content and knowledge acquired over the school year. Although many public school students went back to school full time in Massachusetts, the effects of learning loss from…

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ACT cancels remote proctoring research and implementation for 2020-2021

Although it seemed the ACT was making significant plans to offer a remote testing option this year, a February 23rd post on the ACT website announced they were no longer pursuing this option for the near term. ACT CEO Janet Godwin said:  “Extensive research, planning, testing and collaboration between team members and partner organizations has…

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What to expect if you’re planning to take an AP exam this spring

The College Board announced recent updates to the various exam offerings and timelines for students who are planning to take an AP exam this spring. If you’re a student or a parent wondering how this will affect you, we’ve put together sample timelines and answered questions you may have about preparing for AP exams this…

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Colleges That Have Changed Testing Requirements Due to Covid-19

SAT or ACT still required. No longer require or recommend SAT Subject tests Brown University Harvard University MIT *will not consider SAT subject tests even if sent Princeton University Yale University *will not consider SAT subject tests even if sent SAT or ACT optional for 1 year (2020-2021 admissions cycle) Abilene Christian University Amherst College…

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