As a CIS Board member with seven years of service, a corporate attorney, a chess player, and an alum of our program, Mark Maher brings a unique breadth of experience to his new role as…
Prepping Our Juniors for the SATs
In Chess in the Schools, during our College Bound program, we provide our high school juniors with SAT Prep. As pictured above, occasionally we have special workshops for students to learn from professionals.
This specific workshop was by Akil Belo on the English portion of the SAT. He explained various things like punctuation and verbs to help our students understand how to answer questions in the Writing & Language portion.
Aside from workshops we also introduce our students to multiple resources so that they can practice and enhance their skills.
One of the resources we instruct them to use is the website Khan Academy. They are sometimes assigned SAT Practice tests to complete and they take individualized lessons created by Khan Academy. We also provide SAT books for all juniors to practice with and they are welcome to come into the office throughout the week to practice their skills.
Through these workshops and practice, our students are able to understand the SAT and their scores. Last year, the average increase per retake of the test was 66 points.
We can’t wait to see how our juniors have improved this school year!