KNOWSYS SAT AND AcT MATERIALS for 7th graders
Focus of the 7th-Grade Talent Identification Program (TIP) SAT and ACT Courses:
In the 7th grade TIP (Talent Identification Program), identified top students are given the opportunity to take a high-level, challenging, timed test (either the SAT or the ACT). The experience of preparing for and taking the SAT or ACT as a 7th grader will shape their academic thinking and help them to be better students throughout middle and high school. These students represent the district’s National Merit pipeline, and we believe it is imperative to give them this academic boost early to help them maximize their achievement throughout middle and high school.
Knowsys 7th Grade TIP SAT and ACT Course Pedagogy, Strategies, and Methods:
Students learn methods and review content for Math, Critical Reading (including Vocabulary), and Grammar.
The Knowsys 7th Grade Course gives students an overview of the test, an introduction to strategic test taking, and knowledge and skills to apply 7th-grade level content knowledge to test-level questions.
The goal of the course is to enable students to achieve TIP qualifying scores on the SAT or ACT exam by focusing on applying and extending the knowledge the 7th graders bring with them to the course.
Scoring at or above qualifying levels opens the doors to additional advanced academic opportunities from Duke University, Johns Hopkins, Northwester, and other universities.
The 7th Grade TIP SAT or ACT Course Implementation Steps:
Provide Information Sessions (prepared by Knowsys) to campus administrators, counselors, and GT teachers
Provide Information Session (prepared by Knowsys) to parents and students - along with their invitation
Offer an SAT and/or ACT practice exam
Offer in-district preparation:
An SAT or ACT course with 15 or more hours of instruction
An SAT or ACT TIP Workshop (4-6 hours)
The 7th Grade Talent Identification Program Workshops:
The TIP SAT and ACT Workshops offer more limited preparation. Each workshop is designed for up to 6 hours and is designed for parents to participate along with their students. The following 6-hour Workshops are available for the TIP SAT and ACT Exams:
7th Grade SAT Overview: touches on all sections of the exam briefly
7th Grade ACT Overview: touches on all sections of the exam briefly
Want to help your 7th graders prepare for the Talent Identification Program?
The Knowsys 7th Grade SAT and ACT Courses and Workshops have been created specifically to meet the needs of 7th graders!
The Knowsys materials help your 7th graders consolidate the information they know and apply that knowledge to the exams.
The Knowsys materials are tailored to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams without overwhelming them with the high-school level concepts (think: trig, matrices, logs, etc.) that they haven't yet been exposed to in their classes.
The Knowsys 7th Grade SAT and ACT materials help students make the most of what they know so they can earn scores to qualify for the talent programs.