A Guide to the CAT Test For Homeschool Families

For many homeschooling families, the CAT Test (California Achievement Test) can be a useful and even valuable tool to assess a student’s strengths and weaknesses, track their academic progress and, in some cases, to help meet local/state homeschooling requirements.  With homeschooling on the rise, we feel that it’s more important than ever for parents to … Read more

The Smarter Learning Guide to the SSAT

child writing in notebook preparing for the SSAT test

If you’re looking to send your child to a private or independent school, chances are you may have been asked to have them take the SSAT test as part of the admissions process. What is the SSAT The SSAT test is a standardized exam used as part of an admissions packet to assess students applying … Read more

ISEE vs SSAT: Independent School Testing Showdown

If you’re thinking of sending your child to an independent or private school, chances are you’ve heard mention of the SSAT and the ISEE tests. Both are standardized tests that are often required as part of the overall admissions package, but many parents can be left confused when considering ISEE vs SSAT tests, especially when … Read more