Lesson Plan

New (March 2016) SAT Reading Test Practice

This New (March 2016) SAT Reading Test Practice lesson plan also includes:

The SAT. The ACT. AP exams. The very mention of these exams can cause the college bound to feel anxious. One way to combat Test Anxiety is to provide high schoolers with models of these tests and give them opportunities to analyze the questions and practice taking the exams.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Before administering practice exams, model test taking strategies, provide class members with an annotated copy of an examine that highlights where answers to specific questions can be found, and offers a scoring guide that indicates the percentage of test takers who chose the correct answer
Classroom Considerations
  • While some colleges and universities have dropped requirements for the SAT and ACT (e.g. Columbia and Barnard), many continue to consider the results as factors in their admission process
  • The practice test models the appearance of the SAT reading exam
  • An answer key offers insights into where evidence in the text is found that supports the correct answer
  • No test-taking strategies are included