"Stacked Testing" is a strategy for students preparing for and taking college entrance exams. In this video, this strategy is suggested by Tracey, the Client Relationship Manager at LEAP, as very effective for many of the families LEAP serves.
So what is stacked testing? Stacked testing is an opportunity for students to take two back-to-back ACT or SAT test cycles. For example, a June or July test date. This testing strategy has several benefits for students. One of the main advantages is that students tend to retain more knowledge when they are in back-to-back testing cycles. Additionally, students who participate in stacked testing tend to build momentum and develop a "can do" attitude that can lead to better test results.
Another benefit of stacked testing is that it allows students to prepare for multiple test dates at once, leading to less stress and more free time in the future. For example, if a student takes the June test and doesn't receive their test results in time for the July test, they can continue to prepare for the July test immediately after taking the June test. This can help them retain the information they need for the second test and potentially improve their scores.
At LEAP, we recommend that students take advantage of stacked testing opportunities when they arise. For example, in Ohio, there is a state ACT day for juniors in March and another ACT test date in April. If students have been preparing for and are ready to take the state ACT, they may want to consider taking the April test date as well. This can help them to build momentum, retain knowledge, and potentially achieve their goal score earlier, leading to less stress and more free time in the future.
Registration for the April 15th ACT test date is currently open, and students can register up until March 24th to avoid paying a late fee. Additionally, students who take the April 15th test date have the option to pay for a test information release, which provides a copy of the test questions and answers for $33. This can be a valuable resource for students and their tutors in identifying areas where they may need additional support.
In conclusion, stacked testing can be a highly effective strategy for college bound students. It allows students to build momentum, retain knowledge, and potentially achieve their goal score earlier. At LEAP, we recommend that students take advantage of stacked testing opportunities when they arise and follow a plan to ensure success. If you have any questions about stacked testing or ACT and SAT test preparation, you can contact Leap at email@example.com or by calling the office.