WHY TAKE THE SAT?
Westlake has made some of the largest gains in SAT scores for Fulton County. I want to continue the trend, and as a Freshman class, we can do just. We take the P-SAT, which is the SAT's practice version. This practice version DOES NOT count against students, but the county keeps track of the scores to see growth. At Westlake, each Freshmen class has improved its scores, which is a HUGE point of pride. Taking the P-SAT seriously will prepare students for the real SAT and continue our school tradition for increasing SAT scores.
WHAT IS THE SAT?
Colleges use the SAT, a test designed by the CollegeBoard, to figure out who they admit, so doing well on the SAT can help your chances with that certain college you've had your eye on. SAT scores are divided into three 800 point categories that together total 2400 points:
Critical Reading - 800 points
Mathematical Reasoning - 800 points
Critical Writing - 800 points
Interesting Fact: When the CollegeBoard first created the SAT, the acronym stood for "Scholastic Aptitude Test," but now SAT officially stands for SAT. It is its own word. That and CollegeBoard says the SAT does not actually measure aptitude!
HOW CAN I STUDY?
Westlake has a new partnership with Applerouth, an SAT Prep Company, and Westlake Freshman are getting a BIG discount. It's really exciting. Older kids can take a class IN SCHOOL for preparing for the SAT, and we Freshman can get a head start online for VERY cheep. Here's the company's pitch:
•9th Grade Students: If you want to get an early start on prepping, we’ve made one-year licenses available at a significantly reduced rate ($25)
•All Students: If you want to practice and are not enrolled in the SAT class, you can still sign up to take mock practice tests! The cost is $8 per test, which covers our materials and grading costs.
BOTH are available at....
SoI'd love to hear some parent feedback about the resources.... and see my students ace this thing!!! Below, I will link to Westlake's presentation about Applerouth.
WHAT ARE OTHER WAYS TO STUDY?
I highly recommend the sites below for practicing SAT, as well as general vocabulary. All sites have a free section, and some offer additional paid services. Look around for what fits you best!