Category: Standardized Test Practice

Standardized Test Word Problems Are Easier Than They Look?

I wish you could have been a “fly on the wall” during a recent SAT and ACT class.  We were working on ACT word problems of average and slightly above average difficulty levels. Math Word Problem Reactions One of the students suddenly exclaimed with dismay, “Why are these questions so easy after you explain how

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Why Am I Bad at Taking Tests?

Whether you’re a parent or a student, you may be troubled by the gap between performance in the classroom and on standardized tests.  What causes this gap?  How common is it? It is my impression that a majority of students do significantly better in the classroom than they do on standardized tests.  I’ve worked in

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