Knowledge Is Power

No matter what test you’re preparing for, the first step in any successful prep program is understanding the rules of the game. Or, as a wise man (Kendrick Lamar? Pretty sure it was Kendrick) once said, “Know your enemy.”

Fortunately, we’ve been around the block a few times, so we know a few things — almost 40 years’ worth of things, in fact. And because you’re our favorite, we want you to be able to know things, too. So if you have questions about the test, from scoring to accommodations to fundamental strategies, you can find the answers here. And if you don’t see the information you’re looking for, let us know at help@inspirica.com and we’ll fill in the gap just as soon as we can.

SAT

SAT Calculator Tips and Tricks

Many students let out a sigh of relief once they complete the No Calculator Math section of the SAT and get to move on to the Calculator-Active portion of the test. However, if you’ve ever

SAT

Which SAT Approved Calculators Can I Use on the SAT?

Following a tough and quick no-calculator math section, SAT testers hunker down for their last multiple choice section: SAT math with calculator. For many students, this brings a sigh of relief, and we can’t blame

Should I Take the SAT for Test Optional Schools?

Though the trend of going test optional isn’t new, COVID-19 has forced an unprecedented number of colleges to make the switch.

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.

SSAT Scoring: What does it all mean?

The SSAT scoring system may seem overwhelming, and… that’s because it kind of is. Fortunately, your friendly neighborhood Inspirica test expert is here to give you an outline of the most important things to know.

Which materials should you use in your SSAT or ISEE prep?

Get our tips on the best resources for SSAT & ISEE prep.

The Content vs. Strategy Dilemma in SSAT and ISEE Prep

Learn why SSAT & ISEE prep typically involves more work on concepts and content than does prep for other tests.

How to Optimize Your ISEE Testing Schedule

Because of the ISEE’s relatively restrictive testing schedule, it’s important that students come up with a testing & prep calendar to maximize their time. Here are a few of our tips.