Review of Testing Prep Online vs. IXL

March 20th, 2023

Here’s an in-depth review of Test Prep Online vs. IXL is an innovative online learning platform designed to provide students from pre-K through 12th grade with a comprehensive and engaging educational experience. With over 8,000 skills covering math, language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish, IXL offers a personalized learning approach that adapts […]

Review of Testing Mom vs. Test Prep Online

February 27th, 2023

There are many online test prep platforms available and here are two platforms that offer similar content and services: and   Overview of each company and are both online educational resources that offer test preparation materials. However, there are some differences between the two platforms. Testing Mom is a comprehensive test preparation platform […]

Character Skills Snapshot 101

June 6th, 2022

Character Skills Snapshot 101 By Adam Cook Recently, a new admissions assessment, the Character Skills Snapshot, came across my desk, and I wanted to try to help parents better understand the scope, design, and purpose of the test. With the seemingly endless list of school admission exams and cognitive batteries, it can be overwhelming for […]

Enhance Your Testing Mom Experience With MindPrint

May 23rd, 2022

Enhance Your Testing Mom Experience With MindPrint By Adam Cook   Hello Testing Mom Family! I’m excited to share with you a new development in our services. Beginning in June, Testing Mom members can purchase a MindPrint assessment at a deeply discounted price and review their child’s results with an education professional. What Is a […]

It’s Never Too Early for Financial Literacy Education

May 17th, 2022

By Adam Cook   Now more than ever, the volatile economic climate that we live in warrants a comprehensive financial education regimen. Without a working knowledge of financial literacy, individuals often find themselves in situations that are completely overwhelming and, unfortunately, wholly avoidable. Economist and former chair of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, hit the […]

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Adulthood

May 17th, 2022

Parenting older children into adulthood can be a difficult feat. There’s a lot of pressure to ensure that your children are adequately prepared for their futures. Parents should strive to give their children the resources and tools they need to be successful adults. Elements like education, housing, and personal finances are three main areas that […]

The Importance of the Learning Environment

May 11th, 2022

By Adam Cook Over the past few decades, education research has consistently indicated the close relationship between the learning environment at home and the quality of student educational outcomes at school. As a classroom teacher, I have personally seen the rapidly changing landscape of education, but one thing that remains constant is the impact a […]

How to Lose Learning Loss

April 19th, 2022

By Heather Wood Tutor, Teacher and Writer for Testing Mom   I’m tired of talking about it. I’m sure you are too. But nevertheless, problems resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic reverberate still, two full years later. And that goes double for school children! It was March 2020 when the world changed. And while some found […]

4 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teachers: Get the answers you need to help your child succeed

October 19th, 2021

Welcome to October, that time of year when children have finally settled into their new back-to-school routines, and parents are eagerly anticipating a flurry of school activities like meet-the-teacher night and parent-teacher conferences. I have a unique perspective as a parent of school-aged children. Not only am I a mother, but I am also an […]

5 Great Chapter Books for Your Upper Elementary or Middle School Reader

September 21st, 2021

Does your child struggle to find chapter books that interest them for independent reading? Or maybe they are avid readers, and have run out of books to read? Here is a list of 5 great chapter books for your elementary or middle school reader that will have your child excited to read! They are listed […]

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