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A Little Advice
My daughter is a Junior and has taken both the SAT and ACT. Her scores were similar on both tests and not at all where she wants them to be. And these scores were also way below what would get her accepted where she wants to go. I know there's a lot of options for colleges so I get that. But she's a good student with a 4.1 GPA, taught herself Sign Language and started an ASL Club at her school and has also played Varsity tennis for three years. But there's something going on when she takes these standardized tests. Perhaps she too nervous. Perhaps she puts too much pressure on herself. She says on her practice tests she does very well and she seemed very confident going in, but the results just aren't there. My wife and I don't put added pressure on her at all. We live in L.A. and she's the one clamoring to go back east to school. I'm just wondering if anyone has ran into this with their own kids and what (if there is one) solution you found... besides more tutoring, etc. I appreciate the feedback.48 replies