College Playbook Series: Why College?

Published on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #68 The college application process can be intimidating and overwhelming. Oftentimes, people question if pursuing a four-year college degree is even worth it. In our recently released College Playbook, we provide students with valuable guidance and down-to-earth advice to help them set up their high school years for college success as […]

Update on Standardized Testing

Published on Friday, May 15th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #67 In the past few weeks, many states have started re-opening while others are still fighting COVID-19. This can make keeping up with standardized testing difficult for everyone. We are here to help! Read below for a current update on the status of standardized testing.  ACT Update: The ACT has moved […]

ACT Mastery Now Available Online

Published on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #66 Burning the midnight oil to convert your entire summer programming into an online experience? You’re not alone. We’re here to help. To further our mission of helping every student graduate high school with a college-ready ACT or SAT score, we are readily adapting our college readiness solutions to impactful, fun, and […]

Free Distance Learning Resources for Educators and Students

Published on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #65 Are you looking for free high-quality distance learning resources for you, your teachers, or your students? We have been hard at work creating valuable content that teachers and students can benefit from as they continue adjusting to a “new” way of learning. By staying active in learning, we can also reduce […]

Keeping Students Connected During Isolation

Published on Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #64 While schools remain closed for the foreseeable future, our options are either continue educating students through distance learning or not educate students at all and potentially face further academic regression. Though distance learning comes with a plethora of disadvantages, it is necessary if we wish to continue educating students and flatten […]

How to Study for Standardized Tests at Home

Published on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #63 This is a period of adapting: adapting how we interact, how we teach, and how we learn. With standardized testing being pushed back to June, students are going to have to prepare for their tests from home. Many students are finding that studying from home comes with a multitude of challenges […]

8 Great Distance Learning Tools

Published on Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #62 Having to face the challenge of quickly adapting educational practices due to COVID-19 comes with a myriad of questions and stresses. One of the biggest struggles is finding and implementing digital, distance learning solutions ASAP. Traditional, face-to-face education will resume at some point, but no one knows when this will be. […]

Standardized Tests and the Coronavirus

Published on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #61 The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is sweeping the nation. As cases for COVID-19 top 125,000+ globally, a pandemic has been officially declared. In a dire effort to stop the spread of the virus, precautionary measures and closures have gone into effect across the U.S. Until the virus slows, schools in affected areas […]

Breaking the Mold of SAT Test Prep

Published on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #60 We are frequently asked: “Test prep teaches kids how to take a test, but is it really helping them get ready for college?” More an accusation than a question, wouldn’t you say? Sure, being proficient at taking standardized tests will serve students well throughout life, but there is a lot more […]

I Could Lie or Tell You Reading Is Important

Published on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #59 We often tell students, “Readers are leaders,” but does this really get students to read on their own? Many students read to escape, to take a mental respite from the stress of everyday life, or simply because they enjoy diving into a good book. But some students just do not find […]