College entrance exams are one of the most important factors in determining the strength of a high school student’s transcipt. However, these exams are designed to test a student’s overall knowledge and test-taking ability, a skill that many students struggle with. Large test-prep corporations base a very large portion of their programs on re-teaching information that most students already know. These group programs are also held in large classrooms decreasing the amount of personalized attention available. This severely hinders a student’s ability to make large improvements to their scores and open university doors.
At OPT, we base our standardized testing philosophy on three simple components
- Individually structured programs
- Practice with current material
- Student involvement
These exams are designed so that students can perform decently without much preparation. That is why our program focuses on testing strategies to separate our students from their peers. We have previously administered SSAT and ISEE exams so our students have the best materials to prepare from, and we offer free monthly practice tests administered in conditions identical to the real exam. These are full-length tests that give our students the real feel of exam day. Through this exercise, we gain important insight into how the student will perform under time pressure, and adjust the student’s attention to the material accordingly. OPT’s SSAT and ISEE program is formulated to give our students the ultimate chance of acceptance into the top private school of their choice.