Winton Woods Achievement Boosters SAT Prep

WWCSD Commitments:

• Classroom space free of charge to WWAB for all
students, including those needing special
• Publicity via One Call (administered by Dr. Tamra
Ragland, Exec. Dir. Teaching & Learning, 7-12)

WWAB Commitments:

• Barron’s study guides & tote bags for all students
• Administration of a Diagnostic Test to start the
training and a Practice test at the end to warm
up for the August official College Board SAT
• Five classes of in-person instruction
• Healthy snacks for all breaks in tests and classes
• Assistance getting College Board accounts for all
• Registration fee (In Kind) for all students who wish
to register for the August official SAT

Parent requests:

• Attendance in person at the May 27 Open House
• Transportation of students to and from the North
• Membership in the WWAB @ $10.00
• Collaboration in registering your student for the August 26 College Board SAT

Student requests:

• Attendance at all seven classes: June 3, 10, 17, 24, and July 1, 8, and 15.
• Homework as requested by the instructor
• Cell phones collected/put away during class

2023 SAT Prep Class Schedule


Registration for SAT Prep will remain open until July 4—giving anyone who wants only English instruction to still come to classes July 8 & 15.

Success Stories

Class of 2019

The venue for the six weeks of training was the Forest Park Fire Department Training Room, provided free of charge to the Achievement Boosters. The graduation ceremony (pictured above) was held in the Forest Park Senior Center, also free of charge

In order to gauge the success of the program, students were required to take a full-length SAT practice pre-test before starting the training and a full-length post-test afterwards. Four of the nine post-test scores were significantly > 1000, resulting in an overall 1039 average. The average per-student gain from pre-test to post-test was 50 points.

Average total SAT results in the period 2008 – 2012, when the district was still offering the training, were < 1000.

Class of 2022

Five students of the Class of 2022 are shown in the picture above with a graduate of the Class of2021, on the far right, who served as Proctor for the July 20 final Practice Test. Missing at the time were Mariama Camera, DeShaun Dean, and Everson Stallworth.

The average total score for the July 16 “Diagnostic Test” for these five students was 786, as shown in the table below, whereas it rose to an average of 878 for final Practice Test score—an average increase of 92 points.

Our data are incomplete on the results of the August 27 College Board SAT test which only two of the upperclassmen took. Nonetheless, the benefit of the WWAB program and what practice can accomplish provide a clear future baseline.

Comparison Scores