Test Prep

September 2, 2022

Webinar: New Testing Trends and College Planning Strategies

Join us on January 25! Our college planning webinar will answer frequently asked questions about a variety of topics. Along with our friends at College Inside Track, […]
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. For most students, the ACT is the […]
February 25, 2022

SAT Dates and Registration Information

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines Test Date Regular Registration Deadline* March 11, 2023 February 10, 2023 May 6, 2023 April 7, 2023 June 3, 2023 May […]
February 23, 2022

ACT Dates and Registration Information

Test Dates and Registration Deadlines Test Date Regular Registration Deadline* April 15, 2023 March 10, 2023 June 10, 2023 May 5, 2023 July 15, 2023 June […]
May 11, 2021

Information about the CPS High School Admissions Test and Process 2021

In April, CPS announced major changes to the admissions process for students who will apply to Selective Enrollment High Schools (SEHS) and Choice programs during the […]
February 18, 2019

How Can Freshmen and Sophomores Build Skills for the ACT and SAT?

If you’re a high school freshman or sophomore (or the parent of one!), and you’re starting to panic about college entrance tests, we have some words […]
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 […]
February 14, 2018

Taking Anxiety Out of the ACT/SAT Equation

Are you and your teenager desperate to escape the clutches of SAT or ACT anxiety? It can be done! We’ve coached parents and students for years—even […]
August 29, 2013

Practice Tests: An Important Learning Experience

Practice tests are an essential part of test preparation. Time and time again, it’s the students who see their practice tests as learning opportunities who make the […]
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 […]
May 24, 2013

The ACT Science Section: The Good News!

One of our tutors demystifies the ACT science section. Not as Hard as It Seems After working with many students to help them prepare for the […]