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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

It is no secret that parental involvement is associated with higher student achievement outcomes. In fact, a recent report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory[i] found that regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, and graduate and go on…

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How does Silver Oak make Summer Learning Fun?

No kid wants to hear this, but studies show that year-round students are significantly more effective in organizing their time, retaining skills and maintaining consistent academic improvement. Luckily for many students, there’s no danger of local schools switching to 12-month calendars. However, there are some ways to enjoy the benefits of year-round learning without having…

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What is the ACT?

With all of the changes to the SAT this year, I have a lot of parents asking about the ACT. They’ve heard that it’s easier, or better for students interested in math and science, so they want to know about preparing for it instead of preparing for the SAT. In this post, I want to…

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When to Study for the SAT?

What Timeline is Right for You? With the Redesigned SAT’s push towards becoming more of a Common-Core content-driven test, preparing for the SAT starts far before buying the prep books and signing up to get the SAT question-of-the-day. It begins with a solid foundation of critical reading and math skills developed in the classroom over…

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March SAT Results

The first SAT may have come and gone already, but the hard part—waiting for your results—has only begun. You may have already known that the March SAT results are set to come in later than the typical 19 days. What you may not have known is just how much later, and that the May and…

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