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Independent School Admissions
Ryan Furiness

SSAT and ISEE Scoring: Percentiles and Quartiles and Stanines, Oh My

The SSAT and ISEE scoring systems may seem overwhelming, and… that’s because they kind of are. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Inspirica test experts are here to give you an outline of the most important things to know. SSAT SCORING One of the first things to remember is that most levels of the SSAT have a wrong-answer penalty. Each correct answer earns you 1 point, while each incorrect answer loses you a quarter of a point; an omitted question doesn’t earn

College Admissions
Ryan Furiness

College Applications in the Time of COVID

If you’re a high school student or the parent of a high-schooler, you don’t need me, some random guy on the internet, to remind you that even the best version of the college admissions process is extraordinarily stressful. Fortunately, colleges themselves seem to recognize this as well, and they’re taking steps to address it. Read on for more.

ACT
Ryan Furiness

This Week in COVID-19: Test Dates! Get Your Test Dates Here!

The ACT has followed up on its announcement about the postponement of section-specific retesting by handing out new fall test dates the way Oprah gives out free cars: indiscriminately and at a genuinely impressive clip. Read on for details.

ACT
Ryan Furiness

This Week in COVID-19: Global Pandemic 1, ACT’s Optimism 0

In an update posted on their website earlier this week, the ACT acknowledged that everything is not, in fact, fine. As usual, we’re here to provide a summary of the most important takeaways for those with too many quarantine Zoom meetings on the calendar and not enough time to read.

ACT
Ryan Furiness

COVID-19 vs. ACT-6/13: The Grudge Match of the Century

Some cracks have begun to show in the ACT’s summer testing plans, as the organization strongly implied yesterday that cancellations and test-center closings are likely for the June 13 test date. We’re here to break down the most important takeaways from this statement.

AP
Ryan Furiness

AP Comp Sigh: The Latest on Technical Difficulties and Remote AP Tests

The first week of remote AP testing is almost in the books, and it will come as a surprise to just about nobody that a number of students have complained of technical issues. In this post, we’ll take a quick look at the issues that have been reported during the exams, College Board’s response, and what you can do to avoid tech problems on test day.

Independent School Admissions
Yuliya Aleksandrov

ISEE Scoring: What even is a ‘stanine’, anyway?

The ISEE scoring system may seem overwhelming, and it is definitely… complicated, to put it nicely. Fortunately, we have a black belt in this test, and we’re here to give you an outline of the most important things to know.

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