Making Success Tangible: Sharing Success Stories

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

A student’s ACT score is a gateway to opportunity and success. Universities use it to compare applicants, determine entrance acceptance, and allocate scholarships. In fact, it almost always carries more weight than a student’s GPA! Because it is used in so many different ways, an excellent ACT score can completely alter the course of a […]

Why College Matters

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

Bring up the topic of college in some classrooms, and you’ll be met with a litany of reasons why it’s not worth it: “I can make more money working at the plant after high school.” “Steve Jobs never finished college.” “Tuition is too high.” Tapping into a student’s intrinsic motivation to attend college is not […]

ACT Motivation and Gaining Student Buy In

Published on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 by

The First Step is Motivation All teachers and administrators are familiar with the pain of watching capable, clever students perform poorly in school because they simply don’t care. At MasteryPrep, we know student motivation is just as important to test success as content knowledge and being test savvy. That’s why we want to equip you […]

Using a Pre-Test to Kick-Start ACT Prep

Published on Monday, January 8th, 2018 by

An important first step in learning is first developing an awareness of what exactly you need to know. At MasteryPrep, we’ve learned that pre-testing is a valuable way to earn student buy-in when it comes to test prep. The following pre-test evaluates knowledge students should have by the time they take the test on February […]

Free Practice ACT Tests for the September 9th Test Date

Published on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by

One of the most important strategies we discuss for the ACT is practice. We want students to become familiar with the rigor of the real ACT, and the best way to do that is to take the ACT. To help, we’ve listed two retired ACT practice tests which you can download and print for your […]

Inc 500 is Bittersweet During Historic Flood

Published on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by

To say that this is an exciting time for MasteryPrep would be an understatement. We’ve helped tens of thousands of students make significant gains on the ACT. Consistently and systemically improving college access and scholarship levels for underserved students across a dozen states. The schools and school districts across the country with the highest gains on the […]

Louisiana Schools Make Impressive Gains in ACT and College-Readiness

Published on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by

We’re so thrilled to learn that Louisiana schools have increased the number of high school students earning 18+ points on the ACT! Their hard work isn’t going unnoticed, the Louisiana Department of Education sent out this press release earlier in the week: NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACHIEVING COLLEGE-GOING ACT SCORES REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH Statewide Public School […]

5 Movies to Watch Before Taking the ACT

Published on Friday, June 17th, 2016 by

These movies won’t give you any secrets or tips for the ACT, but they will inspire you not to give up when the studying gets hard, if you don’t make the score you wanted the first time around, or when the whole ACT just feels overwhelming. Take a study break and get a fresh boost […]

ACT Prep Test-Taking Technique #4: What Sounds Right

Published on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by

Go with what sounds right. We know it’s simple, but it is true nonetheless. Going with what sounds right in the grammar section will help you score better just by allowing you to eliminate the wrong answers right out of the gate. If you are an avid reader and writer, your gut instinct will probably […]

ASPIRE Tip of the Day

Published on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by

Run-Ons and Fragments Read the following sentence to find the best answer. Clues that some automobile designers have lost their originality being found in their car names: R8, LS460, and GTR.   A. NO CHANGE B. originality are C. originality, having been D. originality,   Scroll down or click here for the answer!     Students need practice […]