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Testing effect (and why practice testing is key)

Testing effect is the psychological finding that trying to solve a problem in a test-facing environment will make a person more likely to remember it than simply reading about the material.

This type of studying is called retrieval practice, and there are three qualifications for this technique to work:

How to get rejected from private school


Even with the most talented and dedicated students, there are still plenty of ways to get rejected from your dream school. Here are some of the reasons that we see students getting rejected.

Time Management Strategy for Higher Scores


On a fast-paced timed test like the ISEE, you need to be able to effectively manage your time in order to score as many points as possible. Since every question on the test is worth the same amount of points, here's our advice for maximizing your score:

Why Test-Taking is like Basketball


The ability to be successful at taking tests will serve you throughout your life: from the SAT and ACT, to the LSAT or the GRE, success and upward mobility in life often comes down to the ability to perform well on tests.

At Test Innovators, our vision is based on one core belief: test-taking is a skill that can be learned.

When to start preparing for the ISEE?


It’s a critical question: when should I start preparing for the ISEE?

All about ISEE Scores

With most applications due by early February, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from confused test-takers and parents. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we’re asked about ISEE score reports.

5 tips for exam day

‘Twas the night before the ISEE… Arm yourself with knowledge and be fearless on test day with our top tips for the last hours before your exam.

Top 5 most competitive ISEE schools

The results are in! Here are the top 5 most competitive ISEE schools, based on the number of students who stated their intention to apply.

The benefits of online tutoring

You may know already that Test Innovators provides online tutoring, but perhaps you’re not convinced yet that online tutoring is the most effective way to help students prepare. To help persuade you, we’ve compiled a list of the unique benefits of online tutoring: