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The Importance of GRIT

According to CCRS (research predictor of post-secondary and career success) the predictors of future success for middle grades students include meeting the benchmark scores on cognitive assessments, such as the Grit Scale, which measures student characteristics (e.g., focus, interest levels, … Continue reading

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Want to go to an Ivy League?

“The path to the Ivy League is most successfully traveled through exclusive private schools,” according to CBS Market Watch. In fact, their research showed that of the 100 U.S. high schools sending the highest percentage of students to Harvard, Yale … Continue reading

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Organizational Skills and Academic Achievement

Studies show there is a direct correlation between academic achievement and organization skills. Organization and planning ahead are actually learned skills. Therefore, for your child to become more organized, they must be taught how to plan and stay accountable. Disorganization, … Continue reading

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The New SAT is Gaining Ground for Test Takers

The new SAT made its appearance a year ago in March. Although all the data isn’t in yet, the new SAT seems to be gaining in appeal for many new test-takers. In the past few years, more students took the … Continue reading

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New SAT or ACT…It’s Time to Choose!

You’ve taken the PSAT, so now it’s time to gear up for the SAT…or the ACT. No need to prep for both.  Virtually every college accepts both ACT and SAT equally and use the concordance tables to compare the score … Continue reading

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At KinderPrep, Kids get Ready for Kindergarten

by Sonali Kohli LA Times Aug. 16, 2016 The summer school students plopped down on an orange mat and listened as teacher Elizabeth Fraley read aloud to them from a book. As she pointed out different animals, they took turns pinning the lion and polar bear pictures on a cork board. They had already gone through parts of a book  — … Continue reading

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The ACT or the New SAT?

The new SAT will be offered starting March 5. What are the changes and which test should you prepare for? The new SAT or the ACT? What are the differences? In the past few years, more students took the ACT … Continue reading

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