Here’s what you should be thinking about as your child prepares for the SAT or ACT this year.
Sophomores should be…
Continuing to focus on grades. Although you can be thinking ahead about what your sophomore will need to do to get ready for the SAT/ACT next year, the best thing you can do right now is to focus on supporting them as they learn and earn high marks in their classes.
Juniors should be…
(1) Registered for a paired set of SAT/ACT tests this spring. Because most kids end up taking two tests, we recommend scheduling them one after another.
As a reminder, if you’re interested in taking the March 9th SAT, the late registration deadline is February 27th.
Or if you’re taking the ACT, the April 13th test deadline to register is March 8th.
(2) Taking a mock test. Practice tests tend to be an afterthought for most families, but in our experience it’s the number one way for kids to improve their SAT/ACT scores.
Not only will it help your child identify their weaknesses and learn where they need to improve, it’ll also help them reduce test anxiety on the day of the actual test, because they know what to expect.
We offer these for free in the community. You can register for one of our upcoming Mock Tests here
Also, if you haven’t picked whether you’re going to take the SAT or the ACT, now’s also the time to do that. Feel free to contact us or call (703-934-8282) and we can help you determine which one would be best based on your child’s practice test scores.