While teachers generally want students to be ready for the quizzes, exams, and finals associated with their curriculum, most shy away from focusing on state or national assessments. Too bad, really, when school is the perfect place to prepare for any test. Amy and Mike invited educator Laura Link to extol the virtues of incorporating test prep into the high school classroom.
What are five things you will learn in this episode?
- How can educators reconcile readiness standards and state or district standards?
- When is teaching to the test considered a good thing?
- How can teachers gain needed familiarity in the SAT & ACT?
- What are practical ways to incorporate test prep without stealing time from your core curriculum?
- In what ways do students benefit when their teachers incorporate test material into classroom instruction?
MEET OUR GUEST
Laura Link, founder of Link Private Tutoring, is passionate about meeting every student where they are so they can access opportunities that fulfill their dreams. As a sought-after test prep expert, Laura has traveled the United States training teachers how to help students raise their ACT and SAT scores.
Now, she is both a full-time ACT Prep teacher in a Louisiana public school as well as an active tutor helping students earn the scores they deserve so they can get into the schools they dream of. Laura has also created the online course The Link Method to ACEing the ACT.
Laura is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Test Prep Association.
Find Laura at www.Facebook.com/linkprivatetutoring.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.
ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page. We’d love to hear from you!