The Tests

Testing can be as tough on parents as it is on high school students. With so many tests and so much misinformation, how are you supposed to keep up on what matters regarding the ACT, SAT, PSAT, Subject Tests, and everything else? Start here!

SCORES AND ADMISSIONS

What are percentiles and why do they matter?
What is a superscore?
What is the most accurate way to compare SAT and ACT scores?
Do colleges care about subscores?
Do colleges care about the test essay?
What does test-optional mean?
What does test-flexible mean?

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