13 08, 2020

An ACT/SAT Reading List

By |2020-08-13T18:59:13+00:00August 13th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

“What books on an ACT/SAT reading list will help me improve my Reading Test score?” As an ACT/SAT coach, I am occasionally asked this question by ambitious students (but more frequently by ambitious parents). Although the answer is not as simple as you might hope, the following three simple tips will help you to create [...]

24 07, 2020

How to navigate SAT and ACT registration in 2020

By |2020-07-24T16:04:23+00:00July 24th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

SAT and ACT registration is now open for the fall 2020 tests, including the August SAT, and there are limited spots available! With the unexpected test cancellations this spring, there has been an increase in demand for the late summer and early fall tests. That’s why it’s important to sign up earlier rather than later, [...]

24 04, 2020

What’s on the ACT Math Test?

By |2020-04-29T13:45:12+00:00April 24th, 2020|ACT, Uncategorized|

Taking the ACT Math Test Soon? Katherine Johnson, the mathematician who calculated the exact flight trajectories which allowed Apollo 11 to land on the moon and return to Earth, once said that “there will always, always be mathematics.” Whether we realize it or not, math is an integral part of our lives. Math allows bakers [...]

3 04, 2020

When Should I Start ACT/SAT Prep?

By |2020-04-03T15:04:02+00:00April 3rd, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

“When should I start ACT/SAT prep?” is a common question on the minds of rising Juniors and Seniors, as they think about their upcoming school year. Ideally, you should start preparing for the ACT or SAT about 3 months (13 weeks) before the test date. For example, if you were planning on taking the ACT [...]

1 04, 2020

What’s on the ACT Science Test?

By |2020-04-01T18:12:18+00:00April 1st, 2020|ACT, Uncategorized|

The ACT Science Test is one of the shorter sections, with 40 questions to be completed in 35 minutes. All of the questions are multiple choice, with four answer choices each. The topics covered on the ACT Science test include: Biology Chemistry Physics Earth science (Astronomy, Geology, Meteorology) The ACT Science Test is split into [...]

30 03, 2020

What’s on the ACT English Test?

By |2020-03-30T15:18:31+00:00March 30th, 2020|ACT, Uncategorized|

You may be wondering what to expect when you open the ACT exam booklet for the first time, especially with the ACT English Test section. After you have bubbled in your personal information, the proctor will ask that you flip to the first section: English. This section of the test consists of 75 questions and [...]

16 03, 2020

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact on SAT and ACT Testing

By |2020-06-05T17:57:23+00:00March 16th, 2020|ACT, SAT, Uncategorized|

How Does the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Impact SAT and ACT Testing? _____________________________________________________________________ UPDATE: Testive's web page,, contains the newest updates. Please bookmark that page and check it for updates going forward, thanks!  _____________________________________________________________________ Update: 5/5/2020 Spring Testing has been canceled On April 15, 2020, College Board (maker of SAT) announced that it would [...]

10 03, 2020

What’s on the ACT Reading Test?

By |2020-03-10T17:09:34+00:00March 10th, 2020|ACT, Uncategorized|

Okay, so the ACT has a reading test, but what should you expect from it, exactly? Are the passages like the literature that students read in school? Do students need to have read certain books or articles beforehand? We’ll go over these questions as well as offer some tips and strategies to best prepare for [...]