A-List currently works with several Tennessee school districts, including Robertson, Hamilton and Wilson counties, and more than 250 nonprofit programs and schools, serving more than 30,000 students worldwide.
Scott Farber, President of A-List, will present “The SAT/ACT and the CCSSI: Teaching Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills Kids Need,” which will center on college access and readiness for all students. “With significant changes coming to the SAT, and an increasing focus by states and districts on what standardized tests like the ACT mean alongside the implementation of the Common Core, educators need the tools to evaluate and teach both academic and non-cognitive skills,” said Mr. Farber. His session will explore how to integrate targeted, essential instructional practices with an appreciation for what increasing evidence highlights is necessary to improve persistence and success rates once students leave high school. Participants will also develop appreciation and knowledge of recent case studies and scientific investigations, through works like Paul Tough’s How Children Succeed and Claude M. Steele’s Whistling Vivaldi.
A-List will also discuss how to collect and utilize data with its NEW Assessment and Content Portal. A low-cost, dynamic and rapid solution for providing analysis, the portal enables a new teaching paradigm. Schools need real time access to quantitative and qualitative student data to adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs. “Success in school and life is about more than mastering content and standardized tests,” says Mr. Farber. “As educators we need to rethink how to help our students develop skills beyond the traditional textbook and classroom.”
Interested persons should contact A-List at 646-889-1613, or visit www.alisteducation.com
About A-List Education
A-List Education is dedicated to the mission of bringing innovation and equity to education. We work with schools, school districts, families and non-profit institutions providing solutions tailored to meet specific learning assessment and curriculum needs with the ultimate goal of improving college readiness and access. 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. Our staff comprises experienced and passionate educators each with a distinctive and personal approach to academic learning. Our management team collectively possesses 75+ years of tutoring, teaching and test prep experience, and has provided leading-edge education services and products to more than 30,000 students a year all over the United States and the world.