Stop Overtesting

Not everyone needs every test.  In fact, over testing is just as big of a problem as taking the wrong tests at the wrong time.  In 8th grade and up, a formal PSAT is a very useful tool.  First as a baseline.  Then as a year-over-year comparison to confirm that your student's curriculum is working.  Once you have a formal baseline, you can start to fine tune your high school degree plan and classes to meet long term college admissions and financial aid goals.  For 10th and 11th graders, who tend to be naturally good tests takers, following the right testing schedule is a major deal!   Here's the low down on what to take, why to take it, and how to prepare.  The first thing to know is .  .  .   READ FULL ENTRY