ACT vs. SAT Workshop: October 20th 7-8:30 p.m. in Potomac, MD

The Montgomery County Parent Academy has invited me to present my workshop: ACT vs SAT: The Facts vs The Hype and Which Test is the Best Match for YOUR Teen on October 20 from 7:00-8:30 in the Winston Churchill Highschool Media room at 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD from 7-8:30 a.m. This very important workshop will help parents understand the differences between the two college entrance exams in terms of content, question types, length, and skills tested as well as what schools prefer - if any. Unique to this presentation will be the sharing of a one-of-a-kind 60 second assessment to determine which is the better exam for students - SAT or ACT - based on learning style and personality. Parents will actually be able to take the quick assessment in the workshop. Other valuable handouts will also be provided. Also addressed will be comparisons between the present SAT and ACT vs. the redesigned SAT to be launched next October via the PSAT...
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How to Find Out the Better Exam for Your Teen: SAT or ACT?

For the first time, the ACT has become more popular nationally than the SAT.  But does that mean that's the better test for your teen? ALL colleges and universities now accept the ACT for admission. The slow surge to gaining more market share began in 2007, not long after the College Board made major changes to the SAT including it making it a longer test than the ACT. That said, in Montgomery County, MD ACT participation has gone up 21% over the past 5 years. Here are some more interesting stats. In 2013: Nationally, 1.8 million students took the ACT (13 states have testing contracts) and 1.5 million students took the SAT (2 states have testing contracts) In  Maryland: At the University of Maryland: The middle 50% scored between 28 and 32 on the ACT and SAT scores ranged from 1260-1410 (math and reading, does not factor in the writing score) 78% more students took the ACT 15% of all students took...
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