Ivy League take on testing (SAT, ACT, TOEFL/IELTS)

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Following up on the blog last week about testing, it was interesting to hear one of the Ivy League presenters at SMUS last week say this about the testing:

Standardized testing is more important than you wish it were, but less important than you think it is.

He went on to say that admissions officers at the highly selective universities use it to get a baseline of the kind of student the applicant is, and the scores can help them to understand the student’s preparedness for studying at the university. However, they also recognize that our education system in Canada is not focused on preparing students for standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT.  More important than you wish, less important than you think.

Watch for information about the SAT and ACT prep courses that SMUS Education Extension will be offering this fall!

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Alison McCallum
Alison McCallum is Head of University Counselling at SMUS and one of the Academic Advisors.

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