The Common Entrance is set by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB). If the examinations are taken in Year 8 (as they typically are), they are designated ‘13+’. However, there is another type of Common Entrance which is 11+. This is designed for students moving to a new school for Year 7. 11+ and 13+ […]
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CAT 4 stands for Cognitive Abilities Test (Edition 4). This is a set of tests popular with schools in the UK for analysing a child’s knowledge and learning potential. Who has to take the CAT 4? Students applying to some UK schools will need to take the CAT 4. Several international schools in Hong Kong […]
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test is a computer adaptive test. It is offered by the NWEA. The test measures what students have learned over the last year. It also gauges their projected growth over time. Its primary purpose is to identify students’ individual progress to allow teachers and guardians to gain a better […]
How can I use quarantine to prepare for the SAT, ACT, IB/AP and other standardized tests? Ever since Covid-19 swept the globe, many of us have been confined to our homes during periods of quarantine, lockdown, or shifts to online classes. Boredom has become a plague almost as endemic as Covid-19. But for high-achieving students, […]
The College Board has announced major changes to the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. See below on what the changes entail and what they mean for you. What are the changes? The SAT will no longer offer the essay section after June 2021. Tests through the June 2021 administration will still have the optional essay […]