Preparing for standardized tests can be intimidating. Test prep tutoring can improve your score! Summit Academy will help you break down your test, imparting math, reading comprehension, science, history, and writing concepts while also teaching test-taking strategies.
High School Test Prep
The various of test dates in the school year may leave your student with a hectic study schedule.
When preparing for the SAT and ACT exams, some approaches make more sense than others. Our goal is to find the right fit for you.
ABOUT THE EXAMS
The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions produced by ACT, a nonprofit of the same name. The ACT has four sections: Reading, English, Math, and Science. While similar to the SAT, the ACT tends to be more reading comprehension based.
The SAT, created by the College Board, is another entrance exam used by many colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. The SAT has four sections: Reading, Writing and Language, and Math.
The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a standardized test program used to help students gauge their readiness for the SAT.
The SAT Subject Test is designed to measure students’ knowledge in specific areas, such as biology, history, French, or math.
The AP Exam is the standardized exam taken at the end of the school year to measure how well students have mastered the content and skill of the AP course.
Middle and Elementary School Test Prep
For many students, the SSAT, ISEE, or CogAT forms their first experience with standardized testing.
By teaching students test contents, test-taking strategies, and anxiety-coping techniques, we help younger test-takers head into their exams prepared and confident.
The right test prep can set your student up for test-taking success for years to come.
Summit Academy specializes in preparing students for private middle and high school entrance tests, as well as their school district’s gifted program.
ABOUT THE EXAMS
ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) : The ISEE is an admission test for private schools.
- Lower Level: For students applying to enter grades 5 – 6.
- Middle Level: For students applying to enter grades 7 – 8.
- Upper Level: For students applying to enter grades 9 – 12.
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test): The SSAT is an admission test for private schools.
- Lower Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 5 – 6.
- Middle Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 7 – 8.
- Upper Level SSAT: For students applying to enter grades 9 – 12.
CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test):
The CogAT is commonly utilized as part of the entrance process for students who have been identified as potentially gifted and talented.
Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level. For Bellevue gifted and talented program, the testing process follows the same cycle every year. Please see below for important dates:
|September/October||Apply for winter gifted testing for all in-district, private and home school students currently in grades 1 – 11. Only for students that live within the Bellevue School District service area.|
|End of October||Deadline for winter applications|
|December/January|| Gifted testing for all grades|
|Beginning of March||Result letters for BSD student in grades 5 – 11 and private school students in grades 1 – 11|
|mid-April||Result letters for BSD students in grades 1 – 4|
|May – mid-July||Apply for summer gifted testing for new students to the district that will have just completed grades 1 – 11. Only students that have moved into the district after the end of October deadline may apply.|
|Mid-July||Deadline for summer applications|
|End of July||Gifted testing for new students|
|September||Apply for private school K testing|
|September/October||Gifted testing for private school K|