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State Academic Standards: What You Need to Know

Learn about state standards. Find out who sets state academic standards, how they differ from curric…

Common Core State Standards: What You Need to Know

What are the Common Core State Standards, and how did they change English language arts (ELA) and ma…

Can My Child Get Accommodations for AP Testing?

Students get testing accommodations on the SATs, but what about AP exams? Learn how the application …

How to Apply for SAT and ACT Accommodations

What types of accommodations are available for the SAT and ACT college entrance exams? Learn about a…

Last-Minute SAT and ACT Prep Tips

Use this checklist to help your teen feel confident and prepared for the SAT or ACT. Get these last-…

Common Core State Standards: What You Need to Know

What are the Common Core State Standards, and how did they change English language arts (ELA) and ma…

8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Standardized Tests

Standardized tests can be stressful. Here are eight ways to prepare your child for the big day, incl…

Accelerated Reader: What You Need to Know

Some schools use the Accelerated Reader (AR) reading program to track kids’ reading progress. Learn …

Kindergarten Readiness Tests: What You Need to Know

Many states now test kids who are getting ready to begin kindergarten. Here's why, and what this mea…

Alternate Assessments: What You Need to Know

Most students with disabilities take the same standardized tests as their peers. But some take alter…

Accommodations for Common Core Tests

Find out what accommodations are available during Common Core State Standards testing for students w…

Does My Child Need to Be Evaluated to Qualify for SAT Test Accommodations?

Learn about testing accommodations for the SAT and whether or not your child needs to be evaluated. …

7 Ways to Help Your Child Develop Positive Self-Esteem

Developing positive self-esteem can be challenging for kids with learning and attention issues. Try …

My Child’s Friends Think He’s “Cheating” Because He Gets Extra Time on Tests. What Should I Do?

Does your child get extra time on tests or other accommodations because of a learning disability or …