6 Types of Learners: What Type is Your Teen?

BreakThrough Test Prep™ prides itself on NOT offering one-size-fits-all one-on-one test preparation. Each student has a different set of challenges and strengths - that's why an important piece of our assessment is not only the ACT vs SAT quiz, but determining what type of learner your teen is. Below are brief descriptions the 6 major categories of learners, which one is your teen? ACCELERATED LEARNER: The Accelerated learner is typically a ‘reader’. This student is usually enrolled in AP Language as well as additional AP courses. Typically such students merely need validation and tweaking of the skill sets they have taken for granted but are nevertheless invaluable on standardized tests. HANDS ON LEARNER: The Hands-on learner needs foundation skills. These students require some basic skill building particularly in their critical reading and problem solving areas. They also require a slower pace of instruction as well as more hands on instruction. OVERACHIEVER LEARNER: The Overachiever learner is usually a strong rote learner and gets...
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Not to be Outdone… ACT Announces Some (Very Minor) Changes

This past April, the College Board announced some rather significant modifications coming to the SAT beginning the October, 2015 followed by the PSAT and ultimately the March, 2016 SAT. ACT just announced some changes as well - mostly an enhancement of the scoring. The 1-36 score for each section (and composite) will remain; however, new score breakdowns and indicators will be added to improve readiness and help students plan for the future. Also, modified will be the optional essay which will better reveal a student's analytical writing ability. The new score breakdowns will describe student performance and predicted readiness in STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math - as well as career readiness, English language arts and text complexity. These indicators will provide students with a more specific understanding of their high school preparation as well as success after high school. The optional Writing test will offer more insights to help students become more college and career ready in that it will...
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