In Massachusetts, we lead the way for the rest of the country in academic standards, practices, and policies. As the home of the nation’s first statewide standardized test: the MCAS, Baystate students have some familiarity with the concept of high stakes exams. Even with this first-hand experience, local students still experience an understandable level of anxiety surrounding the SAT. The SAT was created to assign a numeric value to your child’s overall preparedness for college. While factors that your child has been working hard at throughout their academic career like a well-maintained GPA, commitment to sports, and participation in extracurriculars add value to college applications, scores on standardized tests like the SAT often serve as deciding element between two similarly qualified candidates. That is in part due to the accuracy of the test. The standardization ensures that the test, the conditions in which it is administered, and the scoring process is consistent no matter where it is taken. At Prepped and Polished, our team of elite Massachusetts SAT tutors afford your student the confidence of having the professional edge on the test with one-on-one review targeted at their specific needs, simulated exams, and personalized test taking tips. Your student will also gain 24/7 access to our arsenal of online resources to sharpen their skills whenever is they choose (or you insist).