Category: Educational Articles

Standardized Testing: Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

February 7th, 2013

Check out this interesting NY Times article detailing why some kids deal with test stress better than others. The answer may lie in our genetic makeup. Read the article: Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

Bloomberg News Reports SAT Reading, Writing Test Scores Drop to Lowest Levels

September 25th, 2012

Janet Lorin of Bloomberg News recently reported that SAT Reading and Writing scores have dropped to new lows. According to the article and data from the College Board, who administers the SAT, “For the class of 2012, the average critical reading score fell 1 point to 496 from a year earlier, the lowest since data … Continue reading “Bloomberg News Reports SAT Reading, Writing Test Scores Drop to Lowest Levels”

How Much is a High SAT Score Worth?

September 17th, 2012

How much is a high SAT score worth? Up to $100K in future earnings, according to a Forbes blogger… So we hope that you’re putting in the work with your tutors and staying on top of your SAT/ACT test preparation! Check out the Forbes article here. 

How to Reinvent College Rankings: Show the Data Students Need Most

March 25th, 2013

A-List friend, college admissions expert, and author of best-selling books like Getting In!, Steve Cohen, recently published an article in The Daily Beast discussing college rankings and 25 commonly overlooked colleges. Read it here!

More Students are Taking Both the SAT and ACT

August 5th, 2013

The New York Times recently reported that more and more students are opting to take the SAT and ACT college admissions tests. The increase in ACT test takers is significant; in 2012, for the first time, the ACT overtook the SAT in terms of the number of students sitting for the exams. Will YOU be preparing … Continue reading “More Students are Taking Both the SAT and ACT”

The Importance of Education: Advice From Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

August 7th, 2012

On July 24th, Dr. Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, gave a speech to 3,200 community and youth leaders attending the Children’s Defense Fund’s National Conference in Cincinnati on the crucial importance of effective early childhood supports and public education to the success of our economy. Check out what he … Continue reading “The Importance of Education: Advice From Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke”

“Prep” for Life: Year Up’s Incredible Success

June 30th, 2011

A-List’s incredible nonprofit partner, Year Up, was recently featured in The NY Post! Check out the amazing article detailing the program and its tremendous successes–simply follow the link below. Byrne, John Aiden. “ ‘Prep’ for Life: Year Up’s Private $uccess”.  New York Post.  June 26, 2011.

Want to Boost Your Math SAT? Have Someone Yell at You

June 7th, 2011

Interesting article from The Wall Street Journal, supporting one of A-List’s most valuable tutor’s theories… Shea, Christopher. “Want to Boost Your Math SAT? Have Someone Yell at You”.  The Wall Street Journal.  June 2, 2011.

Tutorials and Exercises to Help Students Prepare for the SAT

May 27th, 2011

“Teenagers have a hard time paying attention to anything that’s not flashed across a smartphone screen. Yet somehow, parents still expect results when they plop an SAT study book in front of their children…” Read more by following the link below. Tedeschi, Bob. “Tutorials and Exercises to Help Students Prepare for the SAT.”  The New York … Continue reading “Tutorials and Exercises to Help Students Prepare for the SAT”

Paying for College Q & A

April 25th, 2011

Check out this useful Q & A featuring expert answers on financial aid and how to pay for college from CollegeData.com! > Paying for College Q & A