How to ace the SAT essay!

It’s prime test-taking season for kids hoping to go to college next year. And while it may seem scary, the essay is one of the easiest areas to ace. As a parent, you can help by giving your child some guidance. Here are some tips to review with your child to make the essay an asset to his/her overall score:

Become intimately acquainted with the persuasive essay– Although the SAT directions do not specifically state the type of essay to write, the persuasive format is the one to follow. You are convincing your reader that your point of view …

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SAT Subject Tests are June 4. Are you ready?

The SAT Subject Tests will be held on June 4 and it’s not too late to register! Register by mail (May 20) or by phone (May 23). Click here for more information on late registration.

But what are the SAT Subject Tests, anyway? The SAT Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests. These tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message …

Live in Delaware? Have school-aged children? Wondering, what is DCAS?

In a better effort to track the progress of students in order to ensure readiness for college and careers, the Delaware Department of Education has replaced the DSTP with DCAS.This stands for Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System and it is being administered for the first time this current school year. The DCAS is much more rigorous than the DSTP, thereby raising standards to be met by the students.

The assessment was created with information obtained from individuals across the state, including education, business and community leaders as well as parents. The main goal is to give teachers a better idea of …

Advance Placement (AP) participation on the rise in Delaware

The number of Delaware students participating in Advanced Placement, or AP exams, the number of exams taken and scores of “3” or higher have all increased over the past year, according to College Board. In 2010, 3,630 students took AP exams, which was 7.7% higher than 2009.The total number of tests taken jumped 6% from the prior year.

AP exams are graded on a scale of 1-5. A “3” or higher is the usual requirement for a student to receive credit for a course upon entrance to college. Of the 6,436 exams administered in 2010, 3,299 or 51.3% received a …