Squashbusters—a nonprofit organization that serves Boston and Cambridge students by combining academics, athletics and community service—did a 2-day ACT/SAT* PD in August 2013. Their students did 2 hours of instruction per week for 30 weeks and took 3 full length practice tests at about 4 hours each. They used A-List’s Book of Knowledge and A-List’s portal. Their course lasted from 10/3/15 to 5/7/16. (*Improvement data reflects the redesigned SAT)
Overall, the class was a success. On average, students improved by 63 points and 66 points on the ELA and Math sections, respectively. 75% of their students improved by 50 or more points on both sections.
“A-List has made it easy for me to structure my prep course for my students. The online portal is incredibly helpful for organizing materials and scoring assessments. The students get a kick out of the Book of Knowledge, making for fun yet productive sessions.”-Charles Levinson, Academic Program Manager