Walk in the PARCC

PARCC Test. What is it? Why does Illinois use it? What are some ways to study for it? Where can students take a PARCC practice test? Learning Ascent has answers to all these questions and more! So read on to learn more about this standardized test.   Background Information   As described by Test-Guide, “The…

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Organizational Skills: Middle School

Strong organizational skills can be the difference between passing and failing, between an okay grade and a really excellent one. Getting organized is an important part of academic success, but especially when your student is in middle school. It’s the perfect time, really: they’re gaining more responsibility by the minute, yet they’re young enough that they’re…

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ACT and SAT Superscoring

ACT and SAT Superscoring: Get that Super Score!   So you’ve taken your standardized test for college admission. Multiple times, even. But you’re still just a few points shy of your goal. You don’t get it—some of your subscores have gone up, but maybe some went down, and now you don’t have that ideal composite…

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NEW! Homework Resources Page

A New Home For Homework Resources   Learning Ascent has an exciting announcement. We have launched a brand-new “Homework Help” page!  It is chock full of online homework resources and reviews for elementary and high school students.  Parent resources, too!   This project has been in the works for a few months, and we will…

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The Right Direction

Picture this: your child is a bright student. Maybe they’re in third grade but already reading at a middle-school level. They show great academic potential, but their grades don’t always reflect that. They only write down part of her homework assignments, and they can’t remember the steps to solve a math problem. Above all, they…

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Test Prep: A Student’s Take

The following post was written by guest blogger Jack S. Jack attends Burlington Central High School in Burlington, IL. Read on to learn about his firsthand experience with test prep at Learning Ascent.   ACT Practice Test and Test Prep: A Great Investment   High school students have a lot on their plates. As a senior, my…

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CPM Homework Help

What is CPM Homework Help? College Preparatory Mathematics, or CPM, is an educational program created by educators with a range of experience that offers a complete math program for grades 6 through 12. Though somewhat controversial for its actual effectiveness, the CPM courses have been principally designed with problem-based lessons, student collaboration, and spaced practice.…

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Spanish Homework Help: 3 Ways to Become a Better Spanish Student

SPANISH HOMEWORK HELP In my time as a tutor, I have noticed that the subject with the most online resources is math. There are countless websites, articles, and YouTube channels that break down different math topics to supplement what students are learning in school, to help them understand and therefore improve their grades. But what…

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80K Reasons For ACT Prep

So your High Schooler has some “push back” on attending an ACT Prep class? Perhaps they believe the classes will cut into their busy social calendar; that ACT prep is unnecessary because they “know it”; or that the investment in an ACT class is a waste of money. Want some reasons to pursue an ACT prep…

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