How necessary is test prep for the SSAT, SAT, and ACT? According to David Stoll and Blaise Moritz, very!
These standardized tests are specifically designed to ensure that the total scores generate a bell curve. The tests provide insufficient time to complete (tricky) questions and contain trap answers to trip up the bright students who might disrupt the bell curve. To add to these barriers, many Canadian students are not exposed to standardized testing until they get to university!
There is a way through the stressful standardized testing process. This article by OurKids explains that with proper coaching from an experienced tutor, students can learn strategies to help them succeed. Equipped with a mastery of the standardized test in elementary school, students will confidently approach all such assessments in their future.
For the full article, visit http://www.ourkids.net/blog/ssat-sat-act-standardized-testing-preparation-27408