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All You Need to Know About the Changing College Admissions Testing Landscape

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Join nationally recognized test prep expert Alex Chip for a presentation on all things SAT and ACT. Alex, the Founder of Top Score Education, will provide an overview of the SAT and ACT, discuss key differences between the exams, speak to the testing accommodations process, give updates on the digital SAT (coming spring 2024), and discuss the test blind and test-optional landscape. Learning Objectives: ACT vs. SAT Differences: Explore the key distinctions between the SAT and the ACT and assist participants in determining the most suitable test option for students. ACT & SAT Testing Timeline: Examine recommended timelines and effective strategies for preparing for both the SAT and ACT exams. Test Blind & Test Optional: Stay updated on the latest developments in test blind and test-optional policies. Discuss strategies for deciding whether to submit test scores when applying to college. Digital SAT: Understand the transition to a fully digital SAT in March 2024 for students in the US (already digital for international students). Evaluate the implications of this significant change for the Class of 2025 and future cohorts. Best Practices for SAT & ACT Preparation: Receive practical guidance from Alex on optimizing SAT and ACT preparation, encompassing proven strategies for success. Testing Accommodations: Explore available testing accommodations and learn how to support your child in obtaining eligible accommodations. About the Presenter: Alex Chip founded Top Score Education, a boutique tutoring, test prep, and academic counseling company headquartered in Washington DC, in 2004. Over the past 18 years, Alex has tutored several thousand students in the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. Alex is widely regarded as one of the DMV's foremost experts in navigating the college admissions testing process. A graduate of Duke University (BA, English) and Johns Hopkins (MA, Nonfiction Writing), Alex lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two children.

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