College Board Attacks Test Optional Colleges

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Test-optional colleges are foes of College Board (photo credit: PolarBear11).

If you’re wondering the College Board’s position on test-optional colleges, we might suggest you follow the money. While the College Board is a not-for-profit organization, don’t think for a second that a not-for-profit isn’t driven by its bottom line — and College Board’s bottom line is quite high. Read more >

SAT Still Grapples with Score Disparity

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There remains a score disparity on the revamped SAT, one that has existed for many years (photo credit: Polarbear11).

Critics of the SAT have long argued that the gaps in scores between groups of test-takers of different races/ethnicities is indicative of the fact that the test is an unfair barometer of a student’s ability to succeed in college. Read more >

Colleges That Require SAT Subject Tests

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Whether a college requires that applicants submit SAT Subject Test results or not, students should absolutely submit their (hopefully great) scores!

Many highly selective colleges do not require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores. But don’t be fooled. With admission rates at many highly selective colleges at or below 10%, what a college requires and what a college actually wants to see can be two entirely different things. Read more >

ACT Testing Registration Deadlines

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The deadline for registering for the September ACT is fast approaching. It’s August 4th.

What are the upcoming ACT testing registration deadlines for 2017-2018, you ask? If you intend to take the ACT this year, you may have woken up with this pressing question on your mind. Ok, maybe not. But we figured we’d let you know these ACT testing registration deadlines anyway. Read more >

SAT Conversion Chart

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Students can’t possibly know if they’re better at the SAT as compared to the ACT without first taking practice tests of both exams.

Are you looking for an SAT conversion chart to convert your ACT score? Search no more. We’ve got this SAT and ACT conversion chart for you. Our chart converts every ACT score to an equivalent SAT score. Read more >

SAT Prep Courses

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There’s a piece up on “Yahoo News” on SAT prep courses.

We offer one-on-one SAT prep at Ivy Coach. We also offer one-on-one ACT, SAT Subject Test, AP prep…you name it, we tutor it. But whether you choose to work with Ivy Coach for tutoring or not, we have a recommendation: group tutoring isn’t nearly as effective as is individualized one-on-one tutoring in which¬†tutors — ideally great ones like ours — can tailor their teaching to students’ mistakes. Read more >

SAT Scores on Transcripts

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Honest Abe likely would not believe high schools across Illinois are acting honestly. Indeed, many of these schools are directly violating students’ FERPA rights.

The Land of Lincoln has entered the 21st century. Illinois just happens to be 17 years late to the party. Y2K anyone? But, Ivy Coach, what ever are you talking about? Read more >

July ACT

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Our crystal ball at Ivy Coach is famously accurate. Today, it predicts that the ACT and SAT will — in time — be offered in both July and August.


“The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!” Ok, they aren’t coming. But…”A July ACT is coming! A July ACT is coming!” In 2018, there will be a July ACT administration. Read more >

New SAT Security Measures

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A piece by Valerie Strauss in “The Washington Post” reports on new security measures College Board is implementing to curb incidences of cheating on the SAT.

In light of numerous incidences of cheating on SAT administrations, College Board recently announced several new security measures aimed to curb the practice of students attempting to gain an unfair advantage. Read more >


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