Twitter for Test Prep

Much to your likely surprise, this isn’t a “here are the top 50 education leaders to follow” post. Neither will I be recommending the top 25 SAT and ACT prep accounts to follow on Twitter. Nor will I be sending you to the best 100 websites for ACT and SAT test prep. So what on earth is this post about? …

Sherlock Holmes is Not the Answer

Want higher test scores? Don’t think like Sherlock Holmes. Now this might seem counterintuitive to you. Isn’t Sherlock Holmes the greatest reasoner ever? Wouldn’t his method of logical inferences be completely baller on a standardized test? To those questions, the answer is yes. But incredible reasoning skills aren’t the only necessities for performing well on a standardized test. Fortunately for …

3 types of ACT Science Strugglers

In general, three different types of people struggle with the ACT Science section. Knowing which one you are (or your student is) can be critical if you want to improve your score. “Know Thyself” should be your mantra if you are seeking higher ACT scores. Here are the three common types: 1)  This student can be an absolutely fantastic reader …

Knerr Learning Center’s Apps a Hit with AppEdReview

QuotEd Reading Comprehension and QuotEd ACT Science were recently reviewed by AppEdReview, an educational app review site that provides "a free searchable database of educational app reviews." Alongside suggestions for integrating QuotEd Reading Comprehension into the classroom, AppEdReview praised it as "A Reading Comprehension App that will challenge even the most astute reader." QuotEd ACT Science received an equally outstanding review: ...

Kreigh Knerr and Students on TMJ4

Kreigh's work with high school students in his summer reading seminar has landed him smackdab in the middle of a national conversation on reading comprehension.

Don’t Prep in a Bubble

Posted on March 31, 2015 I once had a student who couldn’t handle any background noise. He would flip out if he could hear a student in another room or someone talking on a phone in a different office or even a fire truck going by. Every noise was an excuse for why a training passage had gone poorly. As …

Learning from Good Will Hunting

It’s summer time. For some students, this means you’ll finally have a chance to kick up your heels and enjoy all those concerts, festivals, and pool parties you haven’t had the time to attend. Other students will be exploring summer camps, finding summer jobs, and getting in shape for athletics. All of these are good things, but they rarely set …