In the last week, I’ve received several calls from parents who are worried about their son’s or daughter’s preparation for the SAT. My first response is to allay their fears that this one test will doom their teen’s future admission to college. While it’s true that these standardized test are reviewed in the college admissions process, it is only one of several factors considered. (Sigh! Thank goodness it’s not the only one, right?)
There is a growing number of test-optional colleges. If you don’t test well but you do write well, those colleges should be considered.
If you’re still reading this post, you’re probably already registered for Saturday’s SAT exam, so I’d like to offer you this invitation:
Please join me on BlogTalkRadio this Thursday, December 1 at 9 pm EST
We’re hosting the first segment of our two-part series on standardized tests, which will focus on Last Minute Tips and Strategies for the SAT. My guest will be Jim Meany of Insight Tutors in Greenwich, CT. Jim has over 25 years of tutoring experience. He is a graduate of Stanford University and University of Southern California.
If you have any questions for Jim, you are welcomed to send those to radio at compasseducationstrategies.com.
P.S. Jim will join us again next week to discuss the ACT!