What To Do When A Test Score Disappoints

Coaches often claim that we play like we practice. Unfortunately, we don’t always replicate our best practice results when it counts. Amy and Mike invited educator Brooke Hanson to discuss what to do when a test score disappoints.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. How can test takers determine expectations for test score increases at the outset?
  2. What factors should be considered when scores don’t meet expectations?
  3. How should a student approach a second, third, or fourth retest?
  4. How can superscoring play a role in a retest decision?
  5. When should a student consider the testing process over?

MEET OUR GUEST

Brooke Hanson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and Kansas City, graduated from Stanford University with honors, and holds an MFA in Cinematic Arts Production from the University of Southern California. After spending over a decade juggling a career in Hollywood with her tutoring and test prep work, Brooke founded Supertutor Media to make college admissions and test prep more accessible and engaging. Her YouTube channel SupertutorTV now boasts over 20 million views and 230K subscribers. She’s been featured on CNN, US News and World Report, Teen Vogue, and Yahoo! Finance. Brooke has also written two ACT® math books and developed comprehensive online video-based prep courses for both the SAT and ACT.

Brooke previously appeared on this podcast in episode 213 to discuss Test Prep YouTube, episode 290 to discuss First Thoughts About The New Digital SAT, and episode 310 to discuss Letters Of Continued Interest.

Find Brooke at supertutortv.com or subscribe to her YouTube (youtube.com/supertutortv).

LINKS

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Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!

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