Mississippi National Merit Semifinalists 2018

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the semifinalists in their 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2016 and scored among the top 1% in their respective states. To win the coveted “Semifinalist” designation in Mississippi, students must have earned a “selection index” [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Analysis, SAT|0 Comments

ACT and SAT Test Prep in Schools – Challenges and Recommendations

Piqosity’s SAT and ACT preparation resources enable students to practice for these standardized tests in accordance with their unique needs, pace, and style. However, Piqosity and other well-meaning tools are merely one piece of a very complicated challenge in ensuring students are prepared for college. We examined the extant research to formulate recommendations to [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|ACT, Analysis, Educators, SAT|0 Comments

ACT Scores for Mississippi High Schools 2017

The kids in Columbus, Mississippi are clearly smart. However, the 89% rest of the state is struggling to prepare for college, but they nonetheless aspire to go to Mississippi State University; these are the key takeaways from the ACT scores of Mississippi's graduating class of 2017. (Scroll down for table of ACT results for [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|ACT, Analysis|0 Comments

Mississippi National Merit Semifinalists 2017

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the semifinalists in their 62nd National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are current high school seniors who took the PSAT in October of 2015. To win the coveted “Semifinalist” designation, students must score in the top 1% of all students in the state. (This list is for the [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Analysis, SAT|0 Comments

ACT Test Scores by State for Class of 2016

Massachusetts graduating seniors are the smartest in the country according to ACT's recently released report, "The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2016." Nevadans were the worst off with an average score of just 17.7, which is over 3 points lower than the national average of 21 (the complete list of states follows below). Over 2 [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|ACT, Analysis|1 Comment