Is the ACT the right test for your college-bound teen? Here’s what parents need to know!

ACT Test Prep in DelawareThe ACT is a comprehensive measurement of exactly what students have learned on a day-to-day basis throughout their high school careers. The ACT is the leading college admissions test in the United States, and 1.8 million students take it each year – more than any other admissions test.

Colleges and universities in the US and abroad recognize this comprehensive test as the education industry “gold standard.” And, test scores are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US, including the most highly selective ones.

Unlike other college admissions tests, the ACT is not a reasoning or aptitude test. …

5 simple tips to get kids back to sleep in time for back-to-school!

Back to school and back to sleepAs stated by Dr. Sara Lappe in her recent U.S. News & World Report article, “The start of school is a critical time to get kids adjusted to a consistent sleep schedule. Most children become used to staying up a little later and sleeping in more frequently during the summer, but as school approaches it’s important to move bedtime up and get back into a routine.”

Of course, adequate sleep is essential for learning. And, sleep deprivation often results in inattentiveness, behavioral issues, poor grades and even depression.

The importance of a solid sleep schedule and adequate sleep simply can’t …

Delaware’s State ESSA Plan is the nation’s first to receive approval by US Secretary of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced the approval of Delaware’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Delaware is the first plan advanced to DeVos for review and approval.

“Delaware has always been a state of firsts, so it should be no surprise that theirs was both the first state plan submitted and the first approved under ESSA,” said Secretary DeVos.

Delaware was the first of 16 states and the District of Columbia to opt to submit their complete consolidated state plan by the first deadline on April 3. The comprehensive plan includes feedback from …

2017 Delaware State Assessment Results Show a Loss in English Language Arts (ELA)

According to the Delaware Department of Education, more Delaware students are participating in both the statewide mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments.  Delaware’s participation rate in the state’s Smarter Assessment increased from 98% in 2016 to 99% in 2017.

Unfortunately, although participation increased, ELA scores actually dipped by 1 percentage point to 54% from 2016 numbers.

How are these scores utilized?

While no single test can give a complete picture of achievement, annual assessments can provide crucial important information about student progress as well as identify areas for improvement. This information is especially useful when combined with student grades …

The Top 6 Reasons High School Students Should Take AP Classes

Top 6 Reasons Why High School Students Should Take AP Classes, AP Test Prep in DelawareDid you know that 15,000 high schools worldwide (about 60% of high schools in America) offer Advanced Placement or AP classes? And, there are over 35 different AP courses in 22 diverse subject areas? Students can study everything from Chemistry and Biology, to Calculus and Statistics, to US Government and Politics.

This summer, as high school students review their class schedule selections for the quickly approaching school year, the question of adding AP classes is one that invariably crops up. Are AP classes right for you?

The benefits to taking AP classes

Make no mistake, AP classes are challenging. And, …