The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3)organization that was formed by a board of nine community members with ties to the Winton Woods School District. The Independent group is made up of alumni, parents, teachers, and community members with a singular goal “to support the Winton Woods School District as they raise student achievement, to recognize and support our student scholars and their teachers, and to tap community strengths to provide a foundation for student achievement.”
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Winton Woods Achievement Boosters celebrate success of SAT prep course:
The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters, Inc. concluded its successful SAT test prep course with a March 17th, 2019 closing ceremony at the Forest Park Senior Center. Students were awarded certificates for successfully completing the 6-week program, and then along with their families were treated to pizza and refreshments.
The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters offered the SAT prep course, and all related materials including an SAT prep book and study binder, completely free of charge to interested 9th to 11th grade students. Six consecutive three-hour classes were held on Sunday afternoons in February and March in the training room of the Forest Park Fire Department. Ms. Chelsea Nuss, Director of The STEM Lab, developed the curriculum and taught the course.
To gauge the success of the program, the students took a full-length SAT pre-test and then upon completion of the course, a full-length SAT post-test. Nine students completed the course and data was collected on eight of the nine. Of the eight students who took both the pre-test and the post-test, seven of the students raised their total SAT scores, averaging a 50 point gain per student. There was a direct correlation between attendance in the classes and gains on the SAT post-test; the better the attendance, the greater the gains.
The great success of the program has inspired the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters to offer this program again in the future. To be added to the mailing list to receive information on the next free SAT prep course, please e-mail a request to WintonWoodsAchievementBoosters@gmail.com or send a message to WWAB on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WintonWoodsBoosters.