Test Prep

July 18, 2024

The New ACT

The ACT will introduce an updated test in Spring 2025 for national online dates, and in Spring 2026 for school-day testing (ACT has not been explicit […]
September 25, 2023

September HSET Info: In the Know

Practice Tests Practice tests are a vital part of successful tutoring. Learn more about our practice test options here! Chicago Public Schools Info Test Dates
August 7, 2023

July HSET Info: Managing Anxiety

High school admissions get more competitive every year, and we see that take a toll on both parents and children. It’s important to recognize and validate […]
June 30, 2023

HSET Info Email Series

There’s a lot to know about the high school entrance tests and admissions process! To help you understand the ins and outs, we’ll share timely info and practical […]
July 20, 2022

CPS IB High Schools

Several CPS high schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. Although the admissions process is competitive, it is less so than for Selective Enrollment High Schools. IB […]
March 16, 2022

Should My Child Take the ACT or SAT?

Which test should my child take? We recommend that students take the test they’ll get a better score on. Colleges do not have a preference for […]
February 25, 2022

SAT Dates and Registration Information

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines Test Date Regular Registration Deadline* August 24, 2024 August 9, 2024 October 5, 2024 September 20, 2024 November 2, 2024 October […]
February 23, 2022

ACT Dates and Registration Information

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines Test Date Regular Registration Deadline* September 14, 2024 August 9, 2024 October 26, 2024 September 20, 2024 December 14, 2024 November […]
September 17, 2018

Is the July ACT Right for You?

In 2018, ACT offered the test in July for the first time. While it’s not the best fit for every student*, many can benefit from this […]
May 8, 2018

Final Exams—Our Top 5 Study Tips

Final exams. You know you need to study, and you know you shouldn’t wait until the last minute. But what does that look like exactly? Read […]
June 3, 2013

Success Beyond the Test

It’s not uncommon for students to be intimidated by standardized tests, especially when the content and format are unfamiliar. We actually take advantage of the intimidation […]
May 28, 2013

Junior Year Curriculum Myth Busting

In this post, Nurturing Wisdom founder Pari Schacht demystifies one of the most common myths about the ACT and SAT. I’m on a myth busting kick […]