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1 Best Practices for Helping All Students Get Ready for the SAT Prepared for Idaho SDE January 2014

2 SAT Readiness Program Agenda: SAT Introduction SAT Preparation The Official SAT Online Course PSAT Participation

3 Mission The College Board s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to prepare for, enroll in and graduate from college.

4 Introduction The SAT is the nation s most widely used college entrance examination. Colleges use SAT scores: As one of several factors to make admission decisions As a check against grade inflation and variation in high school programs For class placement and scholarship opportunities

5 What the SAT Measures The SAT measures what you know and how well you apply that knowledge. It tests the same things taught every day in high school classrooms: reading, writing and math. SAT questions represent high school curricula, testing skills in geometry, algebra, grammar and critical reading. Teachers and educators review every SAT question for relevance and coherence. The critical thinking skills that the SAT tests are 21st-century skills that will help you succeed in college.

6 Test Details Three sections: critical reading, mathematics and writing Length: 3 hours, 45 minutes (including three breaks) Score range: per section, overall Question types: Critical Reading Sentence Completions, Reading Passages Mathematics Number and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability Writing Essay, Identifying Errors, Improving Grammar and Usage

7 Getting Ready for the SAT Select challenging high school courses. Read widely and write extensively, both in and out of school. Take the PSAT/NMSQT as a sophomore or junior. Become familiar with SAT question types, format and directions. Take advantage of free College Board resources at sat.collegeboard.com.

8 SAT Scores, Class of 2013 (Idaho Public) Non-Core 1511 Core 1641 AP/Honors Critical Reading Math Writing

9 The Official SAT Question of the Day The Official SAT Question of the Day is an easy way for students to make practice a daily routine Available for free: Website itunes mobile app 9

10 SAT Skills Insight

11 SAT Skills Insight

12 SAT Skills Insight

13 SAT Skills Insight

14 The Official SAT Online Course 10 Official Practice Tests Interactive Lessons Covering the SAT Detailed Answer Explanations Immediate and Personalized Feedback Automatic Essay Scoring and Sample Essays Educator Reports & Lesson Plans Available Online 24/7 Flexible Implementation: SAT Preparation Course, Classroom Integration, Independent Study

15 SAT Online Course Demo

16 SAT Online Course Demo

17 SAT Online Course Demo

18 SAT Online Course Demo

19 SAT Online Course Demo

20 SAT Online Course Demo

21 SAT Online Course Demo

22 Implementation Models SAT Preparation Course Classroom Integration Independent Study 6

23 SAT Prep Course Implementation Offer a for-credit SAT Preparation Course leveraging the SAT Online Course. Students are exposed to and practice critical new skills, and review knowledge and skills they already have acquired. Students at all levels can be motivated and better prepared to demonstrate their personal academic achievement on the SAT. Course Material 12 Targeted lessons 12 Content and skill specific quizzes Explanations of answers for correct and incorrect responses Real-time Progress Reports Course Schedule Lessons Lesson 1 Overview of the SAT and Practice Test Lesson 2 Critical Reading, Sentence Completion and Quiz Lesson 3 Critical Reading, Passage-Based Reading and Quiz Lesson 4 Writing, Essay and Quiz Lesson 5 Writing, Identifying Sentence Error and Quiz Lesson 6 Writing, Improving Sentences and Quiz Lesson 7 Writing, Improving Paragraphs and Quiz Lesson 8 Math, Numbers and Operations and Quiz Lesson 9 Math, Algebra and Functions and Quiz Lesson 10 Math, Geometry and Measurement and Quiz Lesson 11 Math, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability and Quiz Lesson 12 How to best prepare for the test and Practice Test 7

24 Classroom Integration Implementation There are three different ways to teachers can integrate the SAT Online Course into their classrooms: homework, quizzes, and classroom activities. SAT Online Course includes content areas and/ or skills that are taught in school math, reading, and writing Deliver lessons, quizzes, and/ or work through questions related to content areas and/ or skills being focused on in the classroom All tests and quizzes including essays are automatically scored and teachers have access to the right answers and explanations for all questions in the SAT Online Course 8

25 Independent Study Implementation While the SAT Online Course can used by students for independent study without any teacher support or structure, we recommend that schools establish some structure for independent study but allow students to opt in voluntarily. The SAT Online Course Lunch Program Staff a computer lab during the lunch hour with one ELA and one Math teacher Monday Friday that are trained on how to use the SAT Online Course (College Board/ GA DOE will provide training we recommend having 2 4 teachers in total half ELA and half Math) Allow interested students to spend their lunch hour using the SAT Online Course, receiving support and assignments to complete on their own time Class sizes should be limited to no more than 25 students It helps if the students are allowed to bring their lunch The Official SAT Question of the Day Contest Post a link to the Official SAT Question of the Day on the school website daily Encourage students to go on the site, review and answer the question, write down their answer, and turn it in at a centrally located suggestion box The criteria for winning is participation. Students can win whether they got the question right or wrong Weekly pull one female and one male winner from the box and present them with a prize Every student that signs-up should be required to complete one full SAT practice test before coming to their first session 9

26 More Than Just a Test As a program of the College Board, the SAT includes access to many academic and college planning resources, including: College Search: the Web s most comprehensive database of college profiles, which can help students find the right fit My College QuickStart : a college and career planning resource powered by PSAT/NMSQT results More information on: Financial aid Scholarships AP

27 Student Search Service Don t miss this opportunity to introduce yourself to colleges! How It Works: You say yes to Student Search Service during registration. We send your information to colleges, universities, scholarship programs and nonprofit educational opportunity organizations that are looking for students like you.

28 PSAT Participation and SAT Scores

29 SAT Scores, Class of 2013 (Idaho Public) Without PSAT 1487 With PSAT 1650 PSAT twice Critical Reading Math Writing

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31 My Online Score Report Look Beyond Scores Questions and answer explanations State percentiles Projected SAT score ranges Students can sort questions

32 My SAT Study Plan Prepare for the SAT Personalized skills to improve SAT practice questions An official SAT practice test

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Introduction. The SAT is the nation s most widely used college entrance examination. Colleges use SAT scores:

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