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HSPT Review

I was happy to receive the following today:

Hi Kate – I realized I never followed up with you about my daughter Allie Vasquez and her results on the HSPT. She worked with you in the Fall of 2016 to brush up on a few areas in preparation for the HSPT in early December. I’m happy to report that she scored in the 99th percentile, received a scholarship to both O’Connell and St. John’s and was also accepted in the St. John’s De La Salle Scholars program – which she will be attending in the fall!

Thanks so much for all your work with her – not only did it improve her performance on the test, but I believe it gave her more confidence overall in her work as well as her test taking abilities. I suspect we’ll be seeing you again in a few years as she gets ready for her college admissions!

 

All the best,

Karen

karen m. vasquez

2017-05-23T19:00:03+00:00

Summer Test Dates Planned for the SAT and ACT

New SAT and ACT Test Dates

College Board is adding a late August test date to its calendar of tests this year — 2017, but removing the late January test next year.  That will mean seven possible SAT dates: March, May, June, August, October, November, December.   CLICK HERE FOR THE SAT CALENDAR.

ACT has announced that it will add a summer test date for July 14 (tentative) 2018. Currently there are no plans to eliminate a test date, so there will now be seven ACT dates available: February, April, June, July, September, October, December.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ACT CALENDAR.

Not sure whether to prepare for the SAT or ACT?

Come take a 3-hour diagnostic ACT at Inspiring free of charge.  Pick a date that works for you and schedule a free consultation later in the week to discuss the test results and Inspiring’s programs for score improvement.  Don’t see a test date — email Kate at kvs@katedalby.com to request a time.  Seats available most Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00.

2017-02-27T22:53:08+00:00

Spring Class Schedule – Enroll Now, Pay Later

Not ready to commit?ACT, am I ready?

Take advantage of our enroll now, pay later plan.  Just enroll in the class that most interests you and pay later.  And, if your plans change, cancel your enrollment with no obligation.

When you are ready to commit you can get the following rebates:

 

SAT Class for March test date — Get a $100 rebate if paid by December 14th.
ACT Class for February test date — Pay by December 9, 2016 for $75 rebate.
ACT/SAT Combo Class for February ACT and March SAT —  $100 rebate if paid by December 14.

See why Inspiring Test Preparation is becoming the most talked about test preparation in Northern Virginia.  Schedule a free consultation here.

2016-12-04T19:14:16+00:00

ACT Essay Scoring Changes

 Last year ACT ran into trouble with its new essay prompt. The released scores were on a 36-point scale and caused much concern in the news because of some discrepancies between anticipated scores and those received. 

This year, ACT returned to the 12-point scale which probably helps obscure the results for some students.  We encourage students to look at the percentiles to see if the essay score is in line with the other test components.

If you are concerned that your essay score is too low, we recommend you get a copy of the essay and review it yourself.  You will need to enlist the help of your school .  ACT says to “check with:

We invite you to forward a copy of your essay for our evaluation. For $50 we will give you our honest assessment of your writing and what you need to do to improve it. Send your essay to aimee@katedalby.com and copy the email to kvs@katedalby.com.  We look forward to helping you present your best self to the college admissions personnel.

2017-04-08T16:59:41+00:00

Are You Taking the ACT with Essay?

 Last year ACT ran into trouble with its new essay prompt. The released scores were on a 36-point scale and caused much concern in the news because of some discrepancies between anticipated scores and those received.

This year, ACT returned to the 12-point scale which probably helps obscure the results for some students.  We encourage students to look at the percentiles to see if the essay score is in line with the other test components.

If you are concerned that your essay score is too low, we recommend you get a copy of the essay and review it yourself.  You will need to enlist the help of your school .  ACT says to “check with:

We invite you to forward a copy of your essay for our evaluation. For $50 we will give you our honest assessment of your writing and what you need to do to improve it. Send your essay to aimee@katedalby.com and copy the email to kvs@katedalby.com.  We look forward to helping you present your best self to the college admissions personnel.

 

2017-04-08T16:56:52+00:00