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Interpreting PARCC Results

You’ve gotten the broad flat envelope in the mail, or from your child’s backpack. Inside you find pages of data and information about how he or she did on the PARCC assessment. But what do these PARCC assessment results mean and what should you do with them? The PARCC results are split into two sections,…

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The Redesigned SAT vs. the ACT

The Redesigned SAT vs. the ACT As we move into the second half of the school year, many eleventh-grade (and some extremely proactive tenth-grade) students are getting ready to take the standardized tests they need for college applications. This year, however, students and their parents are even more worried than usual due to the first…

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Are We Becoming Less Intelligent?

The real purpose of education, whether public or private, is to prepare young people for the ability to succeed in their chosen adult profession. Advisers and Counselors assess the students in their charge, and try to align courses with where the students hope to go professionally. But we all realize the ratio of students to…

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Learning Center or Private Tutor?

Quality difference and cost are major factors that determine the choice made for a learning center. This choice ultimately impacts the long-term effects on a student’s educational performance and quality. Good learning centers assess a student’s academic skills and develop a learning plan tailored to the specific skills gaps for that student. They only teach,…

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