SAT + ACT still important for college admissions, even as trends change

The majority of admissions officers still count SAT or ACT scores as an important part of evaluating candidates for colleges— but this long-term trend may be starting to change.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) annually asks admissions officers to rate the relative importance of various parts of students’ records, including counselors’ recommendations, test scores, courses they took, and class rank. In the 2018 survey, 83.1 percent of admissions officers reported that SAT/ACT scores are of “considerable or moderate importance.”

That percentage is high enough that most students considering college still opt to at least one of

Meet Back to Basics education experts at Christina School District College Fair on October 23

Christina School District Will Host 9th Annual College Fair on October 23Christina School District will host its 9th Annual College Fair on Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Glasgow High School. Students and parents will have opportunities to speak with dozens of admissions counselors from colleges, universities, trade schools and post-secondary programs from throughout the region, as well as education and test prep experts, including Back to Basics Learning Dynamics.
 In addition, a FAFSA Completion Workshop will be held to provide families with hands-on help in completing the financial aid application form. Information will also be available on financial aid, scholarships, and other ways to pay for college.
  • Talk one-on-one

Join Back to Basics for free family fun! Red Clay Family Resource Fair is November 3

Join Back to Basics for free family fun! Red Clay Family Resource Fair is November 3The Red Clay Consolidated School District’s Parent Advisory Council, (RCPAC) will host the 12th Annual Family Resource Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3  at John Dickinson High School (1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE ) from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the school cafeteria and gymnasium.

This free, fun-filled family event invites students, their families and the community at large to enjoy opportunities, learn strategies, and gather information from area education resources. While there, families will be able to meet and obtain information from schools and district and representatives. In addition, essential community partners and educational agencies, such as Back …

Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards nomination deadline extended to August 20th

Governor's Outstanding Volunteer AwardsNominations for the Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards are being accepted by the State Office of Volunteerism through Aug. 20. These awards recognize the important contributions made by Delaware’s volunteers, 18 and older, to their communities.

Individuals, organizations, community groups, and corporate volunteerism can be nominated for volunteer efforts in 2017 in the areas of:

  • arts/culture
  • community service
  • economic opportunity
  • education/literacy
  • environment
  • health & special needs
  • healthy futures
  • human needs
  • public safety
  • social justice/advocacy
  • veterans/military families

“The 2018 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards provides an excellent opportunity for organizations to recognize volunteers for their service and also serves to highlight best practices.” …

Translating and interpreting services in Delaware? Back to Basics offers 21 languages!

Translating and interpreting services in DelawareIn the global economy, communication is essential. Since 1985, Back to Basics has been a trusted partner for:

  • schools,
  • medical facilities,
  • government agencies, and
  • businesses of all types.

Our document translating and face to face interpreting professionals are available in over 21 languages for assignments of any size.

Face to Face Interpreting in Delaware

Our highly qualified interpreters facilitate understanding and communication in a culturally appropriate manner for important meetings, medical appointments and consultations, conferences, parent-teacher consultations, appointments, graduations, and to assist visiting foreign language speakers.

Document Translating in Delaware

Our experienced document translators quickly and correctly translate vital documents, …