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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Amy Seeley & Mike Bergin

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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Amy Seeley & Mike Bergin

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Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts.Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast or stream it online via any podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio.YOUR HOSTSMike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros.Between the two of us, expect over 50 years of industry insight, expertise, insider news, and a bit of sarcasm.

Latest Episodes

Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

We all want to get scholarships, right? But how many people want to give scholarships? Amy and Mike did, mainly because scholarship expert Monica Matthews inspired us. That’s why we invited Monica back to help process the lessons learned by offering a scholarship.

26 MIN13 h ago
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Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

The Road To A Perfect Score

Perfection, according to Vince Lombardi, is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. But is a perfect score on a critical admissions test really impossible, and what else can you catch in the pursuit of one? Amy and Mike invited author and educator Debbie Stier to discuss the road to a perfect test score.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Road To A Perfect Score

Community Colleges In The Time Of COVID-19

Community colleges have always served students and their surrounding municipalities and counties in ways that other educational institutions do not, and crisis conditions only amplify their impact. Amy and Mike invited Cuyahoga Community College Director Heidi Nicholas to highlight the crucial role of community colleges in the time of COVID-19.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Community Colleges In The Time Of COVID-19

College Declassified: What High Schoolers Should Know About The Next Level

While we tend to focus on how much of an academic and social education college can offer, we tend to look past the professional skills students learn. To be fair, that’s because they are rarely taught in the classroom! Amy and Mike invited student advocate and podcaster Justin Dzuy Nguyen to explain what high schoolers should know about the next level.

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
College Declassified: What High Schoolers Should Know About The Next Level

Navigating An IEP Or 504 Plan

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans provide paths to procure formal help for K-12 students who struggle in school. However, pursuing these plans can be an education in themselves. Amy and Mike invited parent advocate Mary Jo O’Neill to explain the intricacies of navigating an IEP or 504 plan.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Navigating An IEP Or 504 Plan

Gap Year Alternatives During COVID

The COVID-19 continues to upend all of our assumptions about education, particularly in regard to advancing directly from high school to college. What other options exist when even traditional “pause” activities aren’t viable? Amy and Mike invited entrepreneur Megan O'Connor to discuss gap year alternatives during COVID.

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Gap Year Alternatives During COVID

Do Test Optional Policies Drive Equity?

Advocates of abolishing admissions tests claim that exams like the SAT and ACT discriminate against some populations while serving as proxy wealth tests. But do data or evidence support these positions? Amy and Mikeinvited student advocate Dr. Yoon S. Choi to analyze whether test optional policies drive equity.

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Do Test Optional Policies Drive Equity?

Tutor Self-Care (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Teaching, tutoring, training, and coaching all describe ways we give of ourselves to help others become better in one way or another. But how can we support others if we don’t support ourselves? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Michael Jordan, Ben Sexton, and Bara Sapir--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on the importance of self-care for tutors and test prep professionals.

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Tutor Self-Care (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Essentials of Client - Teacher Communication (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Independent educational consultants and test prep professionals are natural partners, at least in theory. What are the keys to uncovering the kinds of productive synergies that benefit students, families, and everyone else involved? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Laura Link, Andrea Kay McFarland, and Andre Kiss--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on the essentials of client-teacher communication.

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Essentials of Client - Teacher Communication (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

How IECS and Test Prep Professionals Can Work Together (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Independent educational consultants and test prep professionals are natural partners, at least in theory. What are the keys to uncovering the kinds of productive synergies that benefit students, families, and everyone else involved? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Judi Robinovitz, Lt. Col. Lisa Hillhouse, and Stacey Cunitz--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on how IECs and test prep professionals can work together.

40 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How IECS and Test Prep Professionals Can Work Together (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Latest Episodes

Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

We all want to get scholarships, right? But how many people want to give scholarships? Amy and Mike did, mainly because scholarship expert Monica Matthews inspired us. That’s why we invited Monica back to help process the lessons learned by offering a scholarship.

26 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Lessons Learned By Offering A Scholarship

The Road To A Perfect Score

Perfection, according to Vince Lombardi, is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. But is a perfect score on a critical admissions test really impossible, and what else can you catch in the pursuit of one? Amy and Mike invited author and educator Debbie Stier to discuss the road to a perfect test score.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Road To A Perfect Score

Community Colleges In The Time Of COVID-19

Community colleges have always served students and their surrounding municipalities and counties in ways that other educational institutions do not, and crisis conditions only amplify their impact. Amy and Mike invited Cuyahoga Community College Director Heidi Nicholas to highlight the crucial role of community colleges in the time of COVID-19.

25 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Community Colleges In The Time Of COVID-19

College Declassified: What High Schoolers Should Know About The Next Level

While we tend to focus on how much of an academic and social education college can offer, we tend to look past the professional skills students learn. To be fair, that’s because they are rarely taught in the classroom! Amy and Mike invited student advocate and podcaster Justin Dzuy Nguyen to explain what high schoolers should know about the next level.

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
College Declassified: What High Schoolers Should Know About The Next Level

Navigating An IEP Or 504 Plan

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans provide paths to procure formal help for K-12 students who struggle in school. However, pursuing these plans can be an education in themselves. Amy and Mike invited parent advocate Mary Jo O’Neill to explain the intricacies of navigating an IEP or 504 plan.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Navigating An IEP Or 504 Plan

Gap Year Alternatives During COVID

The COVID-19 continues to upend all of our assumptions about education, particularly in regard to advancing directly from high school to college. What other options exist when even traditional “pause” activities aren’t viable? Amy and Mike invited entrepreneur Megan O'Connor to discuss gap year alternatives during COVID.

23 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Gap Year Alternatives During COVID

Do Test Optional Policies Drive Equity?

Advocates of abolishing admissions tests claim that exams like the SAT and ACT discriminate against some populations while serving as proxy wealth tests. But do data or evidence support these positions? Amy and Mikeinvited student advocate Dr. Yoon S. Choi to analyze whether test optional policies drive equity.

26 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Do Test Optional Policies Drive Equity?

Tutor Self-Care (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Teaching, tutoring, training, and coaching all describe ways we give of ourselves to help others become better in one way or another. But how can we support others if we don’t support ourselves? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Michael Jordan, Ben Sexton, and Bara Sapir--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on the importance of self-care for tutors and test prep professionals.

38 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Tutor Self-Care (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Essentials of Client - Teacher Communication (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Independent educational consultants and test prep professionals are natural partners, at least in theory. What are the keys to uncovering the kinds of productive synergies that benefit students, families, and everyone else involved? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Laura Link, Andrea Kay McFarland, and Andre Kiss--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on the essentials of client-teacher communication.

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Essentials of Client - Teacher Communication (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

How IECS and Test Prep Professionals Can Work Together (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)

Independent educational consultants and test prep professionals are natural partners, at least in theory. What are the keys to uncovering the kinds of productive synergies that benefit students, families, and everyone else involved? Amy and Mike invited three nationally recognized educational consultants--Judi Robinovitz, Lt. Col. Lisa Hillhouse, and Stacey Cunitz--to sit on our Summer 2020 Summit panel on how IECs and test prep professionals can work together.

40 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How IECS and Test Prep Professionals Can Work Together (Tests and the Rest Summit Panel)
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