Check out this interesting Inside Higher Ed article highlighting often ineffective “career services” centers and processes. Read about the suggested “Roadmap for Transforming the College-to-Career Experience.” Think it offers a good solution?
Watch A-List’s own Scott Farber discuss SAT/ACT preparation for College Week Live. The presentation is about one-hour long, and contains A LOT of useful information and helpful suggestions for taking on these big tests. We encourage you to watch it when you have some time.
A-List friend, college admissions expert, and author of best-selling books like Getting In!, Steve Cohen, recently published an article in The Daily Beast discussing college rankings and 25 commonly overlooked colleges. Read it here!
The College Board who produces and administers the SAT recently announced that they will be making changes to the test. While the exact nature of the changes remain vague, and the timeline in which these changes will be rolled out has yet to be announced, president of the College Board, David Coleman, says that the test will be redesigned to focus on the “core set of knowledge and skills” that high school graduates need to succeed in college.
But not to worry A-Listers, whatever the changes may be, we’re on it! Read the whole Washington Post article about the changes here.
Education Week reports that according to a new survey nearly half of teachers feel unprepared to teach Common Core State Standards even as they’re being implemented in more and more classrooms across the country.
The good news is A-List is here to help! A-List’s fully customizable professional development programs equip instructors with the tools and resources to effectively integrate SAT/ACT content and strategies into existing curricula and/or to run a stand-alone test prep course. Training session programs can be tailored to incorporate the Common Core State Standards; allowing teachers to best leverage the new skills they acquire.
Want more information on what A-List can do for you? Contact us!
Check out this insightful infographic:
Even as the Common Core State Standards are being put into practice across most of the country, nearly half of teachers feel unprepared to teach them, especially to disadvantaged students, according to a new survey.
Check out this interesting NY Times article detailing why some kids deal with test stress better than others. The answer may lie in our genetic makeup.
Read the article: Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?
A-List Education and 92nd Street Y (92Y) Partner to Offer Comprehensive SAT and ACT Prep Course
New York, NY. A-List Education announced that it will partner with the 92nd Street Y (92Y) to offer SAT and ACT prep classes this spring. A-List will provide a limited number of scholarships for qualifying students. These test prep courses will include 24 hours of classroom instruction, A-List materials for every student and 4 proctored diagnostic exams which come with detailed score reports and analysis. Please use the following link for more information: http://www.alisteducation.com/92-street-y
A-List’s 92Y SAT course is kicking off with a practice SAT exam on Saturday, February 23rd beginning at 11am. While students are testing, A-List will also be hosting a FREE workshop for parents covering the ins and outs of the college admissions process, college entrance exams and financial aid. Additionally, A-List’s expert instructors will provide individual SAT/ACT tutoring at a 10% discount for 92Y members.
“Families have struggled to find high quality and low cost test prep,” says Scott Farber, President, A-List Education. “A-List understands that instruction is best delivered in a dynamic and engaging environment, and we are confident that by leveraging our proprietary materials and following a carefully planned curriculum we can drive significant score improvements as well as lay a strong foundation for college success for 92Y members.”
Interested persons should contact A-List at 646-216-9187 ext. 211
About A-List Education
A-List has helped thousands of students from all over the United States and the world prepare for college entrance exams, with median SAT/ACT score improvements for institutions of more than three times the national average, and for individuals by as much as 10 times the national average. These score improvements have been instrumental in helping A-List’s students secure acceptances to many of the most prestigious colleges across the United States and earn awards of more than $1 million in merit and need-based financial aid. A-List also provides teacher Professional Development aligned with the Common Core State Standards and has developed extensive learning and tutoring materials for students and teachers alike. These include SAT/ACT preparation books and materials, comprehensive study guides, workbooks, e-learning applications and much more. As part of our ongoing effort to be an active participant in the communities we serve, we have also partnered with over 40 incredible nonprofit organizations, high schools and colleges across the country such as Hunter College School of Education, The Harlem Children’s Zone, Year Up, Manhattan Hunter Science High School, Magnolia Science Academy, several New Jersey school districts, and charter school networks representing schools in CA, AZ, UT, CO and NV.
The January issue of Allure Magazine features 24 young women from Year Up New York, including A-List’s very own Porsha Canales! These young women received makeovers, and they will be featured in the magazine and online with their photos and stories. The story, and behind the scenes video, are already up on Allure’s web site! See Porsha’s makeover here: http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/2013/career-building-makeovers#slide=4
Porsha and three of the other women were also featured on the Today Show this morning! Check out the clip below. A-List is proud to have such a bright, beautiful and articulate young woman working with us.
eSchool News Distributes A-List Press Release: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and SAT/ ACT College Entrance Exams
A-List Education releases report on Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and SAT/ ACT College Entrance Exams
New York, NY. A-List Education announced the release of their report “The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and College Entrance Exams,” a comprehensive alignment report correlating both the SAT and ACT to the Common Core , including a general outline of the tests to provide context with a cross reference to facilitate teaching. The executive summary can be requested here.
“School districts have been struggling to find suitable Professional Development and classroom materials for their teachers that address the new Common Core State Standards as well as provide tools and strategies to prepare students for college entrance exams as well,” says Scott Farber, President, A-List Education. “We hope this document will assist School Leaders in identifying the best material to suit their students’ needs and academic objectives.”
A-List Education’s study goes into detail about what exactly this alignment means, what parts of the test are relevant, and where to find content that cultivates and assesses these skills. Furthermore, this document gives suggestions about how to use SAT and ACT material beyond a specific prep class to continue to build these skills to target development across a range of other classes.