Did you spend as much as 10 minutes while you were getting your teachers degree
studying how to help students raise their SAT or ACT scores? Though so...The
truth is, for some odd reason teachers aren't trained in this area.
Many parents and students think that teachers should be able to help them
prepare for the SAT/ACT. The truth is, how can they, when they haven't been
So, in order to make you better teachers, and to help out students, you need to
learn more about these important tests before you can help your students
succeed. Its not your fault, its just something that's not commonly covered.
So, here are a few suggestions to prepare you for the SAT/ACT:
Get a hefty size book on the SAT/ACT and read through it.
Analyze the types of questions that are asked and figure out ways to teach the
Look at the tips that such books give to students. Why do
these tips work?
If you are a math teacher figure out which subjects are most
prominent in the SAT/ACT. Is the Pythagorean theorem used a lot, should you
recommend Advanced Math courses, what is the easiest way to teach this? There
is a book out called 100 SAT math tips, if you took just one tip and taught
the concept behind it not only would your students be learning math, they
would also be improving their SAT scores.
English teacher's beware, most students haven't a clue how to
do analogy questions and are often confused by them. Spending even just a
single class period discussing the various types of analogies and practicing
solving some as a class will help your students immensely.