Less than 7 percent of high school students score above a 30 on the ACT. Traditional test prep companies train ALL students on the standardized test in the same manner; they offer either standard prep classes or sell a general test prep book. A student with a score of 20 and with more basic curriculum should not be prepping in the same manner as a student with a 27 and four AP classes on her transcript. We all learn differently, and so practice for standardized tests needs to be tailored to each individual’s needs. In other words: “Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.” While the ACT is standard, students’ learning styles and capabilities are not.
I know this from my own experience. I started with an ACT score of a 16 (the 30th percentile), and from using my own techniques, I increased my score to a 32 (95th percentile).
Scholars Toolbox utilizes proprietary algorithms that create a personalized study regimen based on students’ individual profiles and data regarding their learning styles. Utilizing machine learning, the algorithm continuously trains itself as the student sample size grows and through inputs from each student. As a result, the machine learning algorithm delivers students tailored training problems they need to improve their scores.