Testing News + Updates

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.

ACT
Ryan Furiness

COVID Is Still A Thing. You Still Need SAT/ACT Scores. Now What?

Enough time has passed since the beginning of the COVID pandemic that a new wave of students is making plans to prepare for and take the ACT or SAT. In this post, I’ll lay out some of the main messages that I’ve been giving to my students over the past year – sort of a ‘2021 COVID Testing Primer’. Let’s get started.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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