Join us for this two-part series for an introduction to the Gale Testing and Education Reference Center. This database has resources for every level—from high school to highly skilled— making it a powerful resource to help you with professional development. It offers free practice exams for tests including the ACT, SAT, PSAT, GRE, advice on resumes and cover letters, articles and resources for college searches, FAFSA help, and even US Citizenship practice tests, all in one easy-to-use location.
It is user-friendly, easy to navigate, and can be accessed either at the library or at home. Once you create an account, your work and progress can be saved so you can build upon your skills; creating a powerful tool for development and educational support.
Also, Beth Fisher Kainic shares valuable information to help you get started on the college selection process.
Beth Fisher Kainic grew up in Canton and graduated from McKinley Senior High School. Passionate about education, she has worked in college admissions and college access for most of her professional life. As the Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid for Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she made final admissions decisions for four graduate programs. As well, Beth has worked with high school students, helping them prepare for and apply to college, including some of the country’s most selective institutions. She was a School Director for the Schuler Scholar Program at three Chicago area high schools and the Director of College Counseling at Cristo Rey St Martin College Prep. Both experiences centered on working with first-generation, underrepresented students. Beth’s educational background includes a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a M.Ed. from DePaul University’s School of Education. In 2019, Beth received national recognition when she was selected by Colleges That Change Lives to receive the Counselors That Change Lives honor.