About

Looking for a resource that empowers parents and school counselors to best support and encourage all high school students with expert navigation through the forever changing obstacle course of college admission testing? You've found it. Welcome to TestBright!

TestBright is NOT a test prep site. TestBright is NOT the right place for students to find test strategies, content lessons, or practice exams. In fact, TestBright is NOT created for student use, but for the use of their best advocates: their parents and school counselors.

TestBright is the place to find the most up-to-date, free, expert (and independent from College Board and ACT) answers to all your questions surrounding the planning, guidance, and preparation for the high stakes exams of SAT, ACT, and PSAT.

TestBright was developed as a collaboration between veteran testing experts and school counselors, headed by a national leader in test preparation. The information you’ll find answered on TestBright will answer all your questions and are the ones we answer every single day for parents, counselors, and educators across the country. 

TestBright also delivers critical training and ongoing support to school counselors and educators to help them become the school-based testing experts their communities need. We know that more student exposure and proper preparation for college admission testing will encourage more students to take the test(s), elicit confidence, perform more commensurate with their high school achievement and empower them to apply to college.

Our services for counselors and educators cover the full range of high school needs:

  • Developing the most up-to-date test planning component for School Counselors that addresses important Mindsets and Behaviors in an ASCA based curriculum model for students.
  • Providing the most up-to-date training on test essentials and planning requirements to inform parent presentations and communications.
  • Facilitating school-centered preparation along with ongoing support, resource management, and evidence-based high school preparatory curriculum.

TestBright was founded by Mike Bergin, an education industry expert who has designed, developed, or delivered instruction to countless students over the last 25 years. Mike started as a test prep teacher for Kaplan Test Prep, eventually rising to the title of Center Director overseeing seven New York counties. Huntington Learning Center recruited Mike to revise that company’s test prep curriculum and systems. As Director of Exam Prep for 9 years, Mike oversaw the development and national deployment of every aspect of Huntington’s SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE programs. In 2009, Mike founded Chariot Learning, which has become the leading provider of expert SAT & ACT instruction in Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. 

Our Chief Counseling Officer is a 21-year veteran educator and school counselor in a district that has the notable distinction of consistently yielding one of the highest SAT averages in all of Upstate New York. 

The TestBright team of experienced educators and counselors across the U.S. is united by a passion to make this single stressful, complex, ever-changing aspect of college admissions as easy to understand as possible. How are we doing?