In order to be accepted to the A Better Chance cohort, applicants must sign up to take a benchmark test through A Better Chance. The benchmark test is a previously issued SSAT exam that is used specifically to determine potential standardized testing scores on the actual test. Once we have these test results, we will forward them to families. Families selected to be a part of the A Better Chance cohort may be instructed to sign up for test preparation to help raise testing scores when deemed necessary.
For students in the cohort, all applicants are required to take at least one standardized test. Which test(s) you take depends on the region you live in and the types of schools you are applying to. A Better Chance independently administers testing sessions (called "Flex Tests"). You can register for Flex Tests right on our application. If you cannot attend one of our Flex tests, you must register with the appropriate testing company for a "National Test" in your area. You can register for those tests at the following websites:
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