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

Ten on Tuesdays Archive Ten on Tuesdays Archive is your place to easily watch, re-watch, and share every Ten on Tuesdays webinar session! #1: 10 Ideas for Helping Your Seniors Prep for the ACT and SAT (and College Admissions) Now #2: 10 Test-Taking Tricks for Boosting ACT-SAT Scores #3: 10 Ideas for Engaging Parents and […]

3 Test Prep Fails to Avoid

Published on Friday, October 9th, 2020 by

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 to. […]

10 Ideas for Engaging Students in Virtual Learning Environments

Published on Friday, September 25th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #77 It’s time to shake things up in the virtual classroom! If you’re struggling with keeping students’ attention in your virtual instruction or simply looking for new ideas to ramp up your online teaching methods, we have you covered. These 10 tips taken from our most recent Ten on Tuesday webinar have […]

Tips and Tools for Transforming Async Learning

Published on Friday, September 4th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #76 As you have probably realized, our education system is facing a serious drop in synchronous learning and a rise in asynchronous learning due to the pandemic. This shift in communication makes it more important than ever for educators to have quality async learning strategies and tools in place. To best help […]

10 Ideas for Helping Seniors Prep for the ACT and SAT (and College Admissions) Now

Published on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #75 In case you missed it, this Tuesday we kicked off our Ten on Tuesday free webinar series with our first webinar session: 10 Ideas for Helping Seniors Prep for the ACT and SAT (and College Admissions) Now. Check it out below! What is Ten on Tuesday? Glad you asked. It’s a free webinar series […]

Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of the Chat Box

Published on Friday, July 24th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #74 We are facing unprecedented times in education this school year. With student and faculty safety as a top priority, we must rely on virtual instructional educational practices to keep education afloat. But as educators everywhere know, technology can be very distracting for students! So keeping students engaged in a virtual platform […]

Three Tips to Prepare for a Blended Learning Environment

Published on Friday, July 17th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #73 Here are three tips to prepare for a blended back-to-school learning environment: 1. Use virtual classrooms while in-person. If students will be attending in shifts, or you expect a high absentee rate, consider having all students sign into your virtual classrooms, not just students who are remote. Then, all students can […]

ACT Science Tip: Understanding Conflicting Viewpoints

Published on Friday, July 10th, 2020 by

Blog Chalk Talk #72 Since the Science portion of the ACT is at the very end of the almost three-hour test, many students tend to struggle with timing in this section due to sheer exhaustion. Conflicting viewpoints passages in the Science section can lead to students wasting valuable time due to the length of the […]