5 Tips for Increasing Test Scores School-Wide

Published on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 by

Forrest County School District posted the largest ACT growth in Mississippi, leaping from an average composite score of 15.9 to 18.2 (2.3-point increase). It was the second year in a row that a MasteryPrep partner school posted the highest ACT growth in Mississippi. Forrest County has partnered with MasteryPrep since 2016. North Forrest High School […]

SAT Writing and Language Tips: No Solo Comma

Published on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 by

Blog Chalk Talk #84 Do your students struggle with commas? If so, they aren’t alone. Commas are inarguably one of the most confusing grammatical concepts for students (and even professionals). Why is that? Well, it’s probably because commas have many rules and, of course, exceptions to the rules. Commas are little marks that don’t make […]

ACT Score Gains Through Above and Beyond Instruction

Published on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 by

Blog Chalk Talk #83 Ready to see ACT score gains? Every day, our MasteryPrep-trained instructors go above and beyond to help underserved, underperforming students achieve exemplary ACT score gains. Though the pandemic has taken a toll on our education system and hindered student success, our instructors have continued to work hard to help students reach […]

Results Highlights: Ferriday High School Sees Remarkable ACT Score Gains!

Published on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 by

Blog Chalk Talk #82 Fabienne Bennet, a high school AP English Language and Composition Teacher, is on a mission to change the lives of her students at Ferriday High School. Like us, Fabienne believes that all students deserve the chance to graduate high school with a college-ready ACT score no matter their economic background. Students […]

Two Big Changes to the SAT  

Published on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 by

Blog Chalk Talk #81 “The times they are a-changin’,” and so is the SAT. Earlier this year, the College Board announced two big changes to the SAT. Because of the coronavirus, colleges everywhere are changing admissions requirements, specifically those regarding standardized testing. So, of course, the College Board is trying their best to follow suit. […]

TSIA2 Webinar Archive

Published on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 by

TSIA2 Webinar Archive The TSIA2 Webinar Archive is your place to easily watch, re-watch, and share every TSIA2 webinar session! #1: What’s New on the TSIA2? #2: What Do You Do with Infinite Time on the TSIA and TSIA2? #3: Fight the Algorithm-How to Adapt to a TSIA2 Test That Adapts to You #4: The […]

TSIA? SAT? ACT? Which Test is Best for CCMR Outcomes?

Published on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #80 TSIA? SAT? ACT? Which Test is Best for CCMR Outcomes? It may surprise you that there’s a clear winner. TEA’s guidelines allow students to demonstrate college readiness using one of three tests: the TSIA, SAT, and ACT. But one is clearly easier to meet benchmarks on than the others. If you’re […]

3 Ideas for Encouraging College Enrollment

Published on Thursday, November 12th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #79 Until TEA is able to get enlistment data from the U.S. Armed Forces, there are only two pathways to earning CCMR Outcomes Bonuses. No matter what, students have to earn the right score on the TSIA, SAT, or ACT. And then they have to either earn an associate degree or a […]

Ten on Tuesdays Archive

Published on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Ten on Tuesdays Archive Our Ten on Tuesdays Archive is your place to easily watch, re-watch, and share every Ten on Tuesdays webinar session! Each of these sessions has valuable info on different topics related to ACT and SAT success shared by our college readiness experts! Check out the different videos below, and make […]

3 Test Prep Fails to Avoid

Published on Friday, October 9th, 2020 by

855-922-8773 Blog Chalk Talk #78 The adage “Practice makes perfect” requires modification when applied to test prep. We prefer to say, “Practice makes permanent.” If your students prep incorrectly, they are locking in bad test-taking habits. In our most recent Ten on Tuesday webinar, we discussed the most common test prep fails instructors fall prey […]