About Our Assessments
Vogel Prep is very focused on achieving results. We believe that each student is unique and needs a strategic plan to achieve success. In order to develop a student’s plan we need to establish a baseline. To do so, we give each new student at Vogel Prep an assessment. For the current academic year, we offer diagnostic tests on the dates listed in our assessment schedule. These tests include the ACT vs SAT Comparison; PSAT, SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests; or any of the graduate tests.
Math Skill Assessments
Math is everywhere; we need it to balance our accounts, keep track of inventories, do simple trade transactions, determine final prices for products on sale, or determine home spaces volumes to furnish our homes. Many students believe they are not good in math. In reality, they might have had some difficulties at some point of their learning experience with a math subject and because math topics build upon themselves, they feel frustrated and flustered if they cannot remember a topic that they studied two or three years prior. Our experience has proven that those difficulties can be overcome with the right support and assistance.
At Vogel Prep, we focus on first understanding the major topics that need to be strengthened in basic math, pre-algebra, algebra, or geometry to achieve mastery of these subjects. These subjects are the foundation for higher level math and science subjects. Then we develop a plan to address the issues or concerns.
Thus, if you have a student struggling in any of these subjects, let us know. With a quick math assessment, we can determine the areas of most difficulty for your student and then we can provide reinforcement on those topics and help your student gain confidence. If you would like to schedule an evaluation, please contact us at 480-990-7374, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The importance of reading skills cannot be underestimated. They impact our success in school, college, and beyond. Reading skills are critical for us to learn new subjects, develop new skills, understand writers’ intentions, compare and contrast facts, and determine cause and effects in observations of the materials presented to us.
At Vogel Prep, our personalized one-on-one approach starts by determining what each student needs. We will evaluate students in various types of materials from a technical article to a literary piece, we will measure reading comprehension, retention of details or facts, differential understanding of opinions and inferences, and words per minute. Our goal is to determine the kind of assistance that each student needs based on our initial evaluation.
If we see that the student can benefit from sharpening organizational, vocabulary, interpretation, or critical-thinking skills, then we will focus on that to improve the student's overall reading skills with our Q-Read program. For more information about the Q-Read Program, click here.
SAT vs. ACT Assessments
Which Test Is Best?
With the ACT gaining ground in the Eastern and Western United States, and with every college in America now accepting the ACT as readily as they accept the SAT, many students are left wondering which test to take – which test best matches their academic abilities. In general, the ACT favors faster readers and literal thinkers, while the SAT favors analytical thinkers.
The best way to measure relative ability is for a student to take both tests. However, taking both tests is not a realistic option, because students are already pressed for time and heading straight for test burnout. Vogel Prep has developed a single diagnostic tool that can predict a student’s relative performance on the ACT and SAT.
Vogel Prep's SAT vs ACT Comparison Test
Vogel Prep’s ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test was created using a proprietary algorithm that compresses both the ACT and the SAT into a single test, while suffering no diminution of accuracy on either. It is accompanied by a report that provides performance detail on every type of ACT and SAT question, information on overall performance, and a recommendation of which test to take. Taking Vogel Prep’s ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test can save you countless hours and thousands of dollars preparing for an exam that may not suit your unique learning style.
PSAT, SAT & ACT Assessments
PSAT, SAT, and ACT Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our “Actual Conditions” tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors.
Actual Conditions Tests include:
- Redesigned PSAT
- Regular or Redesigned SAT
- Traditional ACT
- ACT vs. SAT Comparison Test or ACT vs. Redesigned SAT
HSPT, ISEE & SSAT Assessments
HSPT, ISEE, or SSAT Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. Middle school students have to take one of these tests to apply to prep schools. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our “Actual Conditions” tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors.
Actual Conditions Tests include:
LSAT, GMAT, or GRE Assessments
LSAT, GMAT, or GRE Practice Tests
Practice makes perfect, especially under real conditions. College students have to take one of these tests to apply to graduate programs. At Vogel Prep, we offer tests administered in a real classroom under actual test conditions. With our “Actual Conditions” tests, Vogel Prep provides students with the opportunity to feel what it is like to take a real test. Check our testing calendar for a list of test dates, or call and speak to Tom or Ellie Vogel, our center directors.
Actual Conditions Tests include:
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The Mindprint Assessment is a scientifically-valid cognitive test designed to help pinpoint a child's learning strengths and needs. The assessment accurately measures ten cognitive functions such as Attention, Working Memory, Flexible Thinking, and Processing Speed. With careful evaluation, analysis and instruction, students develop new and helpful approaches to learning.
Evaluation of Student's Learning Strengths & Needs
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Creation of a Unique Learning Profile
Custom-Tailored Instruction Based on the Child's Profile
Custom recommended instruction and study strategies to improve academic performance.
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