ERIC Number: ED234861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
SAT/ACT Preparation Program: A Team Approach. NCCSCE Working Paper Series.
Harris, Major L.; Rohfeld, Rae W.
A joint program between Cuyahoga Community College and Links, Inc., a national organization of black women dedicated to civic, cultural, and educational activities, was implemented to help improve the test-taking skills of inner-city high school students and to help them build the skills needed to succeed in postsecondary education. A pilot school for the program was identified with the help of Cleveland Public School System Staff. Program responsibilities were shared by the two sponsors, and partial funding was obtained from a local foundation. The instructional approach involved faculty instruction, individual student study, and parent support to aid students in formulating study plans and in mastering the concepts used in standardized tests. The project had four phases: (1) program development, which included the identification of instructional objectives, the description of a model program, and preparation of materials; (2) program implementation, which included orientation and test preparation sessions in which 37 students participated; (3) program evaluation through a student attitude survey and a comparison of students' practice test scores and their official test scores; and (4) program dissemination, which was intended to culminate in the development of a model program. Although significant improvement in test scores could not be demonstrated, one result of the course was that instructors could analyze students' weaknesses in basic skills and help the students develop a plan for improvement. Appendices include curriculum outlines and student evaluations of the program. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.