Feeling the Standardized Test Love…
by Ana Homayoun on
We opened our Green Ivy inbox to find this GEM of an email from the parent of one of our students:
I wanted to let you know that Mignote did a great job getting [our son] ready to take the ACT. He scored a 31 composite (97th percentile), 34 on reading, 31 math, 28 on science. The was a great improvement over his SAT of 1700 and his previous practice attempts on the ACT (19 was his highest ACT practice test score).
This has opened up an entire new range of college possibilities for him. He was beaming when he told me his score!
Again, please express my thanks to Mignote and thank you, Ana, for creating great learning environment that cares about kids.
~ Father of a Mountain View HS Junior, April 29, 2014
Opening this email yesterday was basically the highlight of my day – it wasn’t necessarily about the improved score (though that was AWESOME!! From a 19 to a 31 on the ACT – can we say amazing!) but really it was about the heightened personal confidence I know this young man feels as a result of his improvement.
Don’t get me wrong – he worked hard. Mignote worked with him for nearly nine months to help him really understand the underlying concepts – to us, standardized test scores are just an indicator of other skills that need to be worked on – there is no quick fix, but good test preparation can be helpful for long-term success.
We understand standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and HSPT can be stressful. But they don’t have to be – and at Green Ivy, we focus on building the underlying skills rather than simply rushing through tips on how to increase scores is how we see marked improvement year after year. Our strategy pays off in terms of improved scores, increased confidence, and better preparation for college and the real world.
Do you want to learn more about our work and how we do it? Contact us.