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What Are the SAT Subject Tests?

by Horizons In Learning

What are the SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple choice tests that assess students’ knowledge in specific areas. Colleges use Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to help advise students about course selection. Even colleges that do not require the Subject Test will often review scores you submit and…(Read More)

Keep Learning this Summer!

by Horizons In Learning

Consider the following statistics from an MSNBC article by Dr. Ruth Peters, who consulted the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning: All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during…(Read More)

The Benefits of Tutoring

by Horizons In Learning

Research from the New Jersey Department of Education suggests that quality tutoring can benefit students in a number of ways, including: Improving student work habits. By building on the learning that takes place during the school day, tutoring can help students improve planning, organizing and the way they approach learning, projects and assignments. Personalization. Since…(Read More)

How is the SAT Changing for 2016?

by Horizons In Learning

CollegeBoard, creators of the SAT, have officially announced that they are redesigning the entrance exam. This is in response to long-term criticisms from teachers, students, parents, and colleges that highlight flaws in the test. The SAT has been known for its use of rare vocabulary words, tricky questions, and the guessing penalty, among other…(Read More)

Tips to Help Motivate Your Child in School

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Stuck for ideas on how to motivate your child to perform better in school? Read on… Lack of motivation is a common issue with young students who do poorly in school. As parents, we all know it’s important to help inspire your child to put the best effort forth into learning and performing well…(Read More)

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