Test Innovators Blog

Top Summer 2019 Books for Kids (Ages 8-12)

  • Posted By: melissa-kinsler
  • August 2, 2019
Summer is winding down but there’s still time to get in a good book or two before school begins again in a few weeks. The team at Test Innovators has put together a list of our top book suggestions for kids ages 8-12 with the help of actual kids in that age range. All the books on our list were published recently so there’s a better chance that your kids haven’t read them yet! All the Greys on Greene Street by Laura Tucker https://www.amazon.com/Greys-Greene-Street-Laura-Tucker/dp/045147953X Read More

Cardigan Mountain School & Test Innovators

  • Posted By: Kimi Rosadini
  • June 7, 2019

Cardigan Mountain School is one of many schools across the country that uses Test Innovators to help their students prepare for their next step. They recently shared the story of why they chose Test Innovators as the best partner to help their students achieve success on the SSAT.

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Building an SSAT or ISEE Preparation Plan

  • Posted By: Kimi Rosadini
  • May 6, 2019

Making a plan for ISEE or SSAT test preparation but not sure where to start? This article will take you through some basic information about the tests, what to consider when planning your test prep, and how the Test Innovators platform will give you the most actionable diagnostics and results when you’re starting out.


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5 Great Ways to Neutralize Performance Anxiety

  • Posted By: Joshua Dolim
  • March 11, 2019
Before he became a civil rights icon, Mahatma Gandhi struggled with public speaking anxiety. Barbra Streisand experienced stage fright at the height of her career. Sometimes, otherwise expert or talented people will find themselves in a high-pressure situation and underperform because of performance anxiety. This is true in every area of performance, from stepping to the line to take a free throw, to taking a high stakes test, to the big presentation for the board that has been keeping you up at night.
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There may be clouds in the sky and snow on the ground... but now it's March, and summer is just around the corner! 
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7 Fascinating Math Facts You Would’ve Learned at Math Camp

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • January 31, 2019

1. Pi is one of the most useful and most used numbers around. Most commonly, you’ll see it used in area and volume calculations, but did you know it’s also used in many professions? NASA uses pi when going to space, doctors use it in medical procedures, and even musicians use pi when studying music theory. Whether for volumes, space travel, or music, if you ever need to remember the value of pi, just think about this cool fact – it’s the word PIE, mirrored: 3.14. 

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Technology in Education

  • Posted By: Joshua Dolim
  • January 28, 2019

We've come a long way from the overhead slide projector and the ditto machine, and as technology evolves so does education. Here are 6 things we’ve found that are making waves in education.  

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5 Great Books for Middle Schoolers this Winter

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • January 22, 2019
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We are more than halfway through January and (depending where you are) days are short, skies are grey, and temperatures are low. All of this combines to make it the perfect time of year to curl up inside with a blanket and a good book. We spoke with middle school teachers to compile five of their most highly recommended books.

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

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School Profile: St. Bernard's School

  • Posted By: Geoff Dennis
  • January 14, 2019
We talked with Kaley Bell, Secondary School Advisor at St. Bernard's School, about what sets the school apart. 
Location: New York, New York
Grades Served: Kindergarten through 9th grade
Student Body: About 40 students per grade in K-8, 4 students in 9th grade
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Can I retake the SSAT?

  • Posted By: Jordyn Vandeleur
  • January 2, 2019
How many times can you take the SSAT?
Even the most prepared test takers can have an off day. It could start at breakfast when you run out of milk and end up eating dry cereal. Or perhaps you tossed and turned all night, unable to sleep. Or maybe everything is going great until you get to the test, sit down and find your seat keeps wobbling and squeaking and your pencil won’t stop breaking.
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