Update on Standardized Testing

Published on Friday, May 15th, 2020 by

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 its […]

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 […]

How the ACT is Scored

Published on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 by

ACT Chalk Talk #29 Written by: Craig Gehring, Founder and CEO of MasteryPrep Ask a student what ACT score he wants. He might be able to tell you. “24,” he might say. Or “27.” Then ask him what that means. How many questions does he need to answer correctly? The most common answer to that question […]

Six Ideas for Squeezing In SAT Prep Before Your Test Date

Published on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 by

SAT Chalk Talk The SAT is a few months away, but that time can fly by. In this chalk talk, we share six ideas that have worked for school districts to squeeze SAT prep in to already hectic schedules. 1: Structured bell ringers. Start each class with a question of the day. Structure things so […]