Triathlons of sorts, both the SAT and ACT are tests of endurance and retention in performing predictable behaviors and habits—rather than tests of high-level concepts that students are accustomed to in school. It’s entirely normal for students of all levels to struggle quite a bit with the tests since they require such different preparation and such different skills from tests in school.
Our approach at Forum is to customize a unique program to each student based on their strengths and challenges, typically with a focus not only on memorization, but strategy, retention, pacing, metacognition, conscientiousness, and long-term timelines so that students can train to think like the tastemakers.
Test Prep Guide: Why Our Diagnostics Save Time and Boost Scores
We have built our score reports to deliver the insights that the city’s top test prep tutors offer their students. Unlike any other diagnostic, they’re generated immediately through our proprietary technology, so that you’ll receive your full results in less than an hour after taking the test.
Test Prep Guide: General Test Planning & Strategy FAQ
Most prep is 4-7 months, but students show a wide range of needs. To determine an accurate prep program for a student, you need: A robust diagnostic to determine your starting score and content/testing issues, an ideal score based on the schools you’re applying to, a reasonable score based ...
Extra Time Guide: The College Board (SAT / PSAT / APs)
Your guide to getting extra time accommodations on the SAT: what you need, when to apply, and how to handle an appeals process.
Extra Time Guide: ACT
Your guide to getting extra time accommodations on the ACT: what you need, when to apply, and how to handle an appeals process.
Test Prep Guide: ACT & SAT
The ACT and the SAT are used in the college admissions process. After the academic transcript, they are the most important method for students to display their academic achievement and potential.