Top Score in the News


September 2023: Top Score Education Receives 2023 Best of Washington Award

WASHINGTON September 2, 2023 -- Top Score Education has been selected for the 2023 Best of Washington Award in the Tutoring service category by the Washington Award Program.

Each year, the Washington Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Washington area a great place to live, work and play.


August 2022: To Test or Not to Test

Recognized for its excellence, CHADD’s bimonthly magazine, Attention, is rich in practical information, clinical insights, and evidence-based strategies for managing ADHD. In this article, Alex breaks down the factors students with ADHD should consider when deciding whether or not they should prepare for and take the SAT or ACT.

May 2022: Test Prep Avenues for the ACT/SAT: Matching Budget to Student Type

The College Funding Coach helps families across the country better understand the complex strategies for saving and paying for college and making higher education more affordable. In this article, Alex Chip lays out the different options for preparing for the SAT and ACT (i.e., self-study, group class, private 1:1 tutoring) and offers guidance on the best path for different types of students.

April 2022: Facebook Live Conversation with Kathy Essig

Our Founder, Alex Chip, sat down with Kathy Essig, President of Essig Education Group, to discuss changes to the SAT & ACT and how to help students find the appropriate type of coaching. This Facebook live covers the history and philosophy of Top Score as well as the future of standardized testing.

October 2021: Profile of Alex Chip

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast! Hosts Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley discuss the latest testing, admissions, learning, and education issues with leading experts. On this podcast, Alex Chip sits down with Mike and Amy to discuss his background and the history of Top Score Education. If you are interested in learning more about our Top Score's philosophy, check out this insightful conversation.

July 2021: 21 Places Worth Seeing on College Tours

Alex Chip shares his thoughts in a U.S. News & World Report article about the best places to visit on college tours.