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Our students receive a rigorous college preparatory program, and they are broadly experienced in test-taking.  SAT prep work has become very specialized, however.  In response to the expressed interest of parents and students, we offer an SAT prep course on campus for juniors.  Feedback from previous CCA students who have taken this course has been very positive.
 
The course includes three full-length practice tests here at CCA, given on Saturday mornings.  These are actual SAT exams which have been previously administered by the College Board.  The timing of the practice tests (8:00 am-12:00 pm) and the format (paper and pencil) will be exactly the same as the real SAT. 
 
There will also be six review sessions (three verbal, three math) on Wednesday evenings.  These review sessions will be led by CCA faculty.
 
We are partnering with Summit Educational Group, who will score the practice tests and provide material for the review sessions. We have used Summit’s preparation materials before and have found them superior to those of competing companies.  Each student will receive Summit’s verbal and math review books.  While Summit will score the multiple-choice portion of the tests using their scoring software, CCA English teachers will score the essay portion of the tests and provide detailed feedback.  After each practice test, students will receive from Summit a very thorough, 7-page analysis of their answers.
 
The cost of this course is $250 per student.  (For comparison purposes, Kaplan and Princeton Review both charge $700 for the same or less class time.)

Testing Information

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STANDARDIZED TESTS - ABBREVIATIONS

CEEB: College Entrance Examination Board. This organization offers many tests required by most colleges.
ETS: Educational Testing Service. Agency which creates and oversees the tests above.
SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test. Test of verbal & mathematical reasoning, critical reading, problem-solving and writing.
SAT II: Subject Tests of individual subject areas important to college performance and course placement (formerly “Achievement Tests”).
PSAT: Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test. Very similar to SAT I and a good practice test for it. Qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship program. PSAT scores are not reported to colleges.
AP: Advanced Placement tests. Special subject tests to qualify candidates for possible advanced standing and/or credit at the college level. AP exams are not required or necessary for college admissions.