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College Highlights for 2016, Predictions for 2017

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.21.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

There are two great parts to the last day of school before December Break. The first one is the student who has the poise to wear fake reindeer antler...

David Coleman: Promising To Address SAT Problems When Cornered

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 09.26.2016 | College
Mercedes Schneider

Reuters has been releasing articles related to the newly-designed SAT ever since someone anonymously sent over 400 SAT questions to the news agency on...

FBI Raids Former SAT Exec Manual Alfaro’s Home; Alfaro Posts on LinkedIn Next Day

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.29.2016 | College
Mercedes Schneider

On August 26, 2016, Reuters reported that the FBI raided the home of former College Board exec Manuel Alfaro, in connection with a leak of over 400 SA...

Approx. 400 SAT Items Leaked To Reuters News Agency

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 08.05.2016 | College
Mercedes Schneider

After his stint as a “lead architect” for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), David Coleman landed the presidency of one of the CCSS insider g...

College Readiness Checklist Fails to Make the Grade

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.01.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

While we've been away this summer, the School Superintendent's Association (AASA) has released a series of National College and Career Readiness Indic...

Should Your Student Treat The ACT/SAT Like A Class?

Ishan Puri | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Adam Lawrence and Ishan Puri With the school year fast approaching, it's time for students to begin thinking about how to prepare for the ACT an...

Part 2: College Admissions Focus - Harvard University

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.29.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Harvard University has long stood on a pedestal as one of the nation's oldest and most revered colleges. It has become exponentially difficult to get ...

A Word of Advice to School Counselors and College Counselors. Relax.

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's easy to understand why some school counselors are nervous about next year. SAT changes, a new multi-school college application, and major change...

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

College App News You Can Use: Essays, Applications, SATs

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 05.25.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

This spring brings an abundance of big news into the relatively staid world of college applications and admissions for the upcoming season - for those applying to be part of the class of 2021. Students and parents will need to navigate quite a few new organizations, essays, and even tests.

How Important are SAT and ACT for college admissions?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.20.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

One of the most frequent questions we get at Synocate is how important academics are for college admissions. Specifically, many students ask us about ...

College Testing Wars are Building. How Can Students Find Peace?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It was supposed to be a quiet week in college admissions, but a story was rumbling beneath the typical spring headlines of "Colleges Receive Record Apps" last week that, if left unchecked, could trash the serene summer of many a rising senior--and it all has to do with guessing.

Why Having a High I.Q. May Soon Be Irrelevant

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
Quora

What is the relationship between intelligence and wealth? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

How Early Should Parents Be Preparing Their Kids for Standardized Testing?

Ryan Hickey | Posted 04.13.2016 | College
Ryan Hickey

Despite the increasing number of colleges and universities that either do not require standardized test scores or make them optional for applicants, t...

Thousands Refuse Common Core Testing, Calls for National Opt-Out and Washington March

Alan Singer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

New York State began 2016 Common Core aligned English-Language Arts testing on April 5. On Long Island, a major opt-out center, thousands of students ...

In Search of the 2,400 SAT Score

Steve Chapple | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Steve Chapple

Test preparation for college entrance exams, especially for the crucial Scholastic Aptitude Test, has become a $2 billion to $4 billion industry, along with the market for downloads and book supplements.

Is Prepping for the SAT Putting Your Children's Personal Information in the Wrong Hands?

Rob Sawicki | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Rob Sawicki

How problematic is it that a service collects personal information from high school-aged students preparing for the SAT's is also owned by the company that uses personal information for dating sites? As a parent, I find the answer to this question quite troubling.

David Coleman's College Board: Failing at "Problems Grounded in Real-world Contexts"

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Will the College Board honor its decision to reschedule those March 2016 over-21 test takers for the May 2016 test, or will there be yet another last-minute email to those whose lives have already been disrupted as a result of poor planning on the part of the College Board?

5 Misconceptions About the Redesigned SAT

Chuck Cohn | Posted 03.09.2016 | Education
Chuck Cohn

The College Board, who administers the SAT, launched a new version of the exam on March 5, 2016, once again redesigning and updating the test. This ne...

The Top 5 Things to Know About the New SAT

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 03.04.2016 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

The College Board's 2014 announcement that there would be a complete overhaul of the SAT sent many people into a tizzy; and the time has finally come for students to meet the new test. With these five tips in mind, you are bound to get the most out of your standardized testing.

What to Consider Before Choosing a Test Prep Company

Ryan Hickey | Posted 02.17.2017 | College
Ryan Hickey

Selecting a test prep company can be a difficult decision to make. Test prep programs will cost you in terms of both time and money, so you want to make sure that your investment will pay off. Choosing a test prep company is less about whether the methods work and more about whether the methods work for you.

The New SAT

José Ángel Manaiza, Jr. | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
José Ángel Manaiza, Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose! I work with Malibu A Plus Tutor. I am excited to share with you about The New SAT. The SAT is an admission test most U.S. colleg...

The Act or the New SAT: Which One Should You Take?

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.07.2017 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

With the new SAT coming out this March, a lot of students are feeling the test prep crunch even more than usual. The College Board has made some subs...

The Power of a Posse: Collaborating With Peers During SAT and ACT Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 02.05.2017 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Every SAT and ACT follows predictable patterns and requires an understanding of the same basic formulas, rules, and techniques. When the pencil meets the bubble sheet, it comes down to you, the test taker. But within the test prep process, there are also opportunities to join forces.

Two Brothers Follow Their College Dreams To China And U.S.

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.28.2016 | World

BEIJING -- Ding Xuanyu and Ding Xuancheng were born just a few minutes apart and are separated by one Chinese character in their names. The twin broth...