The stay-at-home order for the state of Kansas is expired on May 3rd. Johnson County, Kansas had extended it’s stay-at-home order through May 10th. While the county and state progress through the four phases for reopening, Get Smarter Prep can:
- Host tutoring sessions and classes virtually via GoToMeeting: Each Tutor will send invites directly to their students
- Virtually proctor at-home practice tests, both for incoming students as well as for our currently enrolled students
We plan to transition back to in-person classes once the order is lifted. When we do so, we will:
- Disinfect all hard surfaces between meetings with students
- Encourage students to wash their hands before/after the session
- Encourage students to wear a mask (masks will not be provided by GSP)
- Maintain physical distance between students and instructors
- Continue to offer virtual tutoring to individual families if that is their preference (see above)
More information, including updates regarding the status of each exam, is below.
Friday, May 29th, 2020
The ACT released the list of test site cancellations. You can review the list HERE. If your test site is listed, you should have received an email and you will need to reschedule your test for the July 18th ACT test date. As of this moment, we would recommend that you register at one of the following schools: Park Hill High School, Summit Christian School, Truman High School, or the University of Saint Mary – as we believe these sites will more likely host the test.
As of this morning, Johnson County, Kansas has entered into Phase Three. You can learn more about the update HERE.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
As of today, all ACT Test Centers are still planning to host the the exam. If a Test Center elects to reschedule the exam, that information will appear here.
Monday, May 11th, 2020
Our staff offices are now open by appointment only. The GSP staff is happy to schedule an appointment for in-person or via video conference as needed. Tutoring is available either in-person or virtually for the time being – depending on the student’s preference.
Friday, May 8th, 2020
Our offices will re-open for in-person tutoring on Monday, May 11. We will continue meeting virtually for any families who prefer to do so. Your tutor will be in contact with you directly to determine how the tutoring will proceed, but please let us know if you have any questions.
Currently, the ACT has not announced any rescheduled test centers for the June ACT, so they are proceeding as planned at all locations.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Here is the basic timeline and framework with concern to the Kansas Re-Opening Process as a resource.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Johnson County, Kansas has officially extended the stay-at-home order through May 10th, 2020. Get Smarter Prep will continue to abide by this decision and continue to implement the online tutoring as outlined in intro section above.
ACT Practice Testing Update
We’ll still plan to host testing on May 9th – but it will be conducted as an At-Home Test. GSP staff will be in touch with those already registered to make appropriate plans. To learn more about our At-Home Practice Tests – visit this page. In addition to At-Home testing during the month of May, we also plan to host in-person testing at our Leawood Office ONLY on May 16th and May 23rd. We hope to resume testing at the Mission office on May 30th.
The June 8th LSAT has canceled the test in all locations. The LSAT-Flex will be available for all candidates already scheduled for the June exam during the week of June 14th. Additional information can be found on LSAC’s website.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
As of now, there haven’t been any announcements from the state of Kansas or Johnson County with regard to extending the Stay-at-Home Order. Governor Kelly will resume her daily briefings tomorrow – so hopefully we’ll all know more then. In the meantime, the details above are still reflective of our current plans.
Friday, April 17, 2020
The LSAT-Flex will be offered the week of May 18. More information is available on LSAC’s website, but here are some quick highlights:
- If you were registered for the April test, you should be automatically registered for the LSAT-Flex.
- Test takers will select a time for the LSAT-Flex. The scheduling process will open on April 22.
- The LSAT-Flex will contain three sections – one each of Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension. There will not be a break. Each section is weighted equally.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
While the April 4th ACT was canceled, the ACT currently plans to go forward with its June 13th exam. Also, the ACT has announced additional test dates on June 20th and July 25th (in addition to the previously scheduled July 18th test). ACT will also offer a remote proctored option for students, to be launched in late fall or early winter.
LSAC canceled the April administration of the LSAT and has automatically registered April students for the LSAT-Flex, an online, remotely proctored version of the test which will occur in the second half of May. The June LSAT is scheduled to proceed as planned at this time.
Modified AP Exams will be administered to students at home between May 11 and 22. The “timing, format, and content and skills covered” have been shifted.
Modified in-person testing has been enacted at all official test centers, and GRE now offers comprehensive At-Home Testing in conjunction with ProctorU.