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The inside scoop on everything test prep from Pre-K through 12th Grade. Helping you make the most informed decisions to give your student the best education possible.

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Freshmen Year of College
12 April, 2021
By Noodle Staff They say that hindsight is 20/20, and I guess that's a phrase for a reason. Especially when it comes to your freshman year of college. There are definitely a few pieces of advice that we all wish we got before stepping onto campus for the first time for our first year of college.  College is a brand new experience and along with it comes lots of new situations. It’s normal to make mistakes and these mistakes absolutely help us grow. The following is a selection of some of the th
The IEP Decoded: A Parent’s Guide By A Special Education Teacher
05 April, 2021
If your child is being evaluated for a learning disability, you may feel overwhelmed by the new terms you have to learn and the documentation you must complete. Rest assured that you are not alone in feeling this way.  Any process that is brand new can feel stressful and that feeling is magnified when the process is vital your child’s success. In this article, you’ll learn what’s covered by an IEP, how to understand its terminology, and how to ensure that your son or daughter receives the suppor
How to Tackle Test Anxiety: An Interview with Noodle Pro, Jonathan Arak
31 March, 2021
By Casey Loalbo Are you immediately overcome by fear of failure right before it's time to take an important test?  Do you find yourself having negative thoughts and maybe even experiencing physical symptoms?  Racing thoughts, excessive sweating and dry mouth are just a few of the somatic symptoms experienced by some individuals who suffer from test anxiety. If this sounds familiar, you are not alone.  Test-taking can evoke these feelings and symptoms and sometimes, it can be difficult to unders
How To Tackle the College Application Process
23 March, 2021
By Casey Loalbo The college admissions process can feel overwhelming—and for good reason. Most students have never been through anything quite like it and, naturally, that can cause a bit of anxiety and trepidation.  The great news? It does not have to be that way! While lots and lots of individualized and specific planning goes into the college admissions process, the actual application process does not have to feel insurmountable.  In this article, I’ll break the college application into 5 ma
How To Understand Twice-Exceptional Kids: An Expert’s Guide
15 March, 2021
Tedra Osell, PhD The word “gifted” is arguably one of the most misunderstood terms in education. Most people think that gifted kids are straight-A students, and many believe that these children’s abilities are primarily the result of pushy or privileged parents. Even teachers sometimes hold these misconceptions because, in the past (and, unfortunately, in some school districts today), gifted programs were often made up primarily of “teacher-pleasers” — bright, conscientious kids who follow ins
What are SAT and ACT Score Ranges for the top colleges and universities?
10 March, 2021
03/10/2021 College admissions at top schools seem to only keep getting more competitive. Students looking to attend one of these extremely selective schools need to prepare an application that is strong in all of its components. That includes standardized test scores. Standardized testing, unfortunately, causes a lot of anxiety for high school students. Luckily, with enough preparation, standardized tests can become the least stressful part of the college admissions process. What Scores do
How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills?
09 March, 2021
By Shauna Tominey Duck, duck . . . goose! Mother, may I take two giant steps? Yes, you may. Mother, may I take four baby steps? No, you may not. Simon says, Touch your nose. Simon says, Turn around. Simon says, Jump up and down. Now stop! I didn’t say, ‘Simon says’! The refrains from the traditional games that many of us played as children—and that many children play today—are not just the sounds of children having fun. They are also the sounds of children learning! The skills children practi
How to Curate Your College List?
25 February, 2021
By Franca Rawitz One of the first steps on the college journey is drafting a preliminary list of colleges to explore. The earlier students begin thinking about schools, the easier it is to shape schools’ selection over time. The college list is like a piece of art—a work in progress— continuously modified as the artist (that is, you, the student) develops a stronger sense of what the finished piece should look like. While some college counselors may help students draft their preliminary lists
How Do I Determine If I Should Take the ACT or the SAT?
19 February, 2021
"Should my child take the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question that tends to cause both students AND parents lots of stress and worry. The good news is, there are some great ways to try to answer this question. Read our tips below!
How to Prepare for the SAT or ACT
18 February, 2021
When to register? Which test should you take? What to do? Read our tips on taking the most important tests for college admissions!
10 Facts About the ISEE
10 February, 2021
Noodle Pros is here for all of your ISEE test prep needs! Read what you need to know about the ISEE!
10 Books To Help Your Child Cope With Difficult Issues
09 February, 2021
All children are bound to experience difficult events as they grow up: family members becoming ill or passing away; divorce or separation; moves that takes them away from the familiar comfort of home. In these moments of great sadness and struggle, parents and caregivers might wonder what can be done to ease children’s pain. When complex situations arise before children develop the ability to articulate their emotions, books can help them feel less alone and more at ease with feelings of anger,