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LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

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“MasteryPrep is the catalyst for knocking down the barriers of access and success.” Ngondi Kamatuka Center for Educational Opportunity Programs Director University of Kansas

Every student can graduate high school with a college-ready ACT or SAT score. Every student deserves to. For most students, however, it’s not a level playing field. Students who come from low-income communities— who might be the first to go to college in their families—have an uphill climb. The tough reality is that nearly 90% of low-income students graduate high school without a college-ready ACT or SAT score. It’s not a level playing field for the schools that serve underperforming students, either. Each year, expectations rise but without a commensurate increase in resources. The recent pandemic has only exacerbated this trend. That’s why MasteryPrep’s entire focus is on helping schools succeed. We have developed the only ACT and SAT prep curricula designed from the ground up to help schools boost their students’ scores. And this year, we’ve released a robust set of distance learning options that will help you provide engaging, effective instruction to your students in person or virtually. Each year, MasteryPrep helps over 2,000 schools and districts improve the outcomes of over 175,000 students. We hope that this year we can partner with you and help provide your students the brighter future that higher test scores bring.


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Academic Timeline

Academic Timeline Our academic timeline provides the roadmap for a complete system of success for standardized test preparation.

SUMMER

AUGUST

This timeline represents a recommended implementation. We customize implementation plans to fit any school calendar.

Professional Development: • Decoding the ACT (p. 6) • Mastering the SAT (p. 10) • ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course (p. 12) Comprehensive in-person or online training where teachers become ACT and SAT experts. Integrate college readiness in the classroom with tips, strategies, and content insights.

Practice Tests: • TruScore ACT or SAT Practice Testing (p. 14) Deep insights into ACT or SAT performance online and on demand. No-hassle, pencil-and-paper option also available. Up to nine practice tests, plus Study Hall for adaptive prep.


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The common denominators of all programs on this timeline: Data-Driven

Engaging

An exhaustive analysis of over 20,000 official test items

Attention-grabbing hooks and activities, careful lesson

and more than 50 million student data points means we

scaffolding and differentiation, and expert yet relatable

cover what matters and we get results.

instructors keep your students absorbed.

Mastery-Based

Blended

Integrated best practices for instructional design and

Our programs leverage blended learning, so students can

classroom instruction ensure students achieve mastery

succeed in person, online, and any mix in between.

of time management, test-taking skills, and essential content.

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JANUARY

Curricula: • ACT Mastery (p. 20) • SAT Mastery (p. 29) The first and only masterybased ACT and SAT curricula. Fits any schedule with zero teacher prep time. In-person or virtual classroom. • ACT/SAT/TSIA2 Snap Course (p. 32) Students can boost their readiness for the ACT, SAT, or TSIA2 in as little as four weeks with our online test prep program.

• ACT Elements (p. 36) • SAT Elements (p. 38) Authentic daily reinforcement of ACT or SAT essential skills. Scaffolded approach builds confidence and competence. Use in any video conference software or in person on a smartboard.

FEBRUARY

MAY

Boot Camps: • MasteryKeys (p. 54) The most comprehensive and successful WorkKeys prep program for earning a Silver NCRC™.

Post-test: TruScore is frequently administered as a post-test in January.

• ACT Boot Camp (p. 28) • SAT Boot Camp (p. 44) • WorkKeys Boot Camp (p. 57) • EOC Boot Camps (p. 48) • TSIA2 Boot Camp (p. 53) • AccuPrep (p. 65) Better scores in one day. Engaging experts help students become prepared and confident with time management and testtaking strategies in-person and virtual workshops.


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Decoding the ACT

Decoding the ACT Professional development that educators love. Every school needs at least one ACT expert. At your school, every teacher can be.

Delivery Timeline: June–August, January, professional development days throughout the year

Decoding the ACT at a Glance: • Decoding the ACT workbook for each attendee • Access to printables and tools for each participant • Subject-specific agendas for ELA, math, and science teachers • Half-day and full-day sessions available for each subject • Engaging, expert on-site or virtual facilitator • DTA on-demand add-on provides encyclopedic reference to tips and strategies Ebook available

In these workshops, participants will learn: Ten ways to seamlessly incorporate ACT prep into lessons

Five ACT prep pitfalls to avoid at all costs

The key reasons students struggle on the ACT and how to fix them

The secrets of how the ACT is scored


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Boost ACT Scores Schoolwide

Motivation

Time Management

Process of Elimination

The first hidden question on every standardized test is, “Do you give a flip?” We show you how to ensure that your students are motivated and care to perform well on the ACT.

MasteryPrep has helped over 100,000 students develop their time management skills on the ACT test. We share what works—and what doesn’t—to get students on pace.

By developing this one skill, you can turn a poor test taker into a fantastic one.

Test-Taking Skills

Guessing Strategies

Subject Area Mastery

Students will be taking tests for the rest of their lives. We break down what it means to develop test-taking skills and help your students master standardized assessments.

Every standardized test is susceptible to guessing strategies, and the ACT is no exception. We share the most effective techniques and how to present them to your students.

Each PD session is designed specifically for a subject area (English, Math, Reading, and Science) and is packed with domain-specific tips and strategies. Content is key on the ACT, and we share strategies for content mastery, Common Core standard correlations, and a detailed analysis of what content the ACT treats as most important.


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Decoding the ACT

Demopolis High School Students Scoring “Ready” on the ACT 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

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Decoding the ACT Success: Demopolis High School, Alabama Demopolis High School serves 722 students. 60% come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and 51% belong to a racial minority. Demopolis launched its ACT score improvement initiative with an onsite Decoding the ACT professional development program, and the results were immediate. In 2017, 15.1% of sophomores scored on track for readiness on the ACT Aspire test in Math and 12.43% in Science. In 2018, after the PD, readiness for those same students improved to over 40% in Math and 25.7% in Science.

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All twenty-four attendees at Demopolis High School rated the session a perfect five out of five! “Excellent workshop and the presenter was wonderful.” “Great presenter! Very informative and engaging! Loved it!” “Great job by presenter. It’s a hard job. She makes it look easy.”


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The presenter was excellent. It is not often that I enjoy PD after being an educator for 20 years, but she was wonderful.

Here’s what other educators have to say about Decoding the ACT: “Great training! It was probably the most informative workshop I have ever attended.” “This workshop was kind of a jump start for me for thinking in terms of ACT preparation. Enjoyed it very much!” “The information provided is practical, and the speaker is knowledgeable not only about the strategies but the approach the students have in taking the ACT and how to redirect their attitudes and test-taking skills.”

“I learned simple techniques to pass on to my students that can make a difference in their scores. Awesome info!” “I really appreciate this information! As a veteran teacher I wish this would have been available 10 years ago…” “Best presenter and professional development ever!!! Seriously!”


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Mastering the SAT

Mastering the SAT Empower your teachers to increase SAT scores.

Delivery Timeline: June–August, January, professional development days throughout the year

Why Mastering the SAT? • Build educator buy-in on your SAT improvement plans. • Provide teachers with practical tips and strategies they can apply right away.

Mastering the SAT at a Glance:

• Fun and engaging format makes this not just another PD

• Handouts for each attendee

• Spark a shift toward a college-going culture on your campus.

• Half-day or full-day session available

• Address basic motivation problems.

• Tailored to either the SAT or PSAT • Engaging, expert on-site or virtual facilitator


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Participants will learn: • The four major reasons SAT prep can’t happen and how to overcome them

• Key reasons students struggle on the SAT and how to fix them

• Ten inventive ways to incorporate SAT prep in your classroom, without causing distraction or losing class time

• What the SAT is actually measuring

• Five SAT prep pitfalls to avoid at all costs • How to get your students motivated for the SAT • Why honor roll kids can’t get the SAT scores they need

• The secrets of how the SAT is scored • How to get every student on pace for timed tests • How to teach your students to guess twice as well • Nine must-have test-taking strategies

“For as long as I have reviewed the test, been given strategies and activities, these were most realistic!” “Great testing strategies provided and ways to incorporate SAT prep in the classroom right away.” “This is the first PD where I felt I could check all the boxes on the State Eval form.” “This was my third MasteryPrep session, and all presenters have been beyond knowledgeable.” “It was great! Can we have more?”

Learning specific strategies and ‘cheat codes,’ applying and practicing them ourselves, and then discussing the outcome of our attempts helped me figure out how to best teach these strategies.


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Teacher Certification Course

ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course Equip your instructional team to make ACT and SAT prep come alive.

Delivery Timeline: June–August, January, professional development days throughout the year

ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course • Orientation to the ACT Mastery or SAT Mastery curricula and teacher manuals

ACT/SAT Mastery Certification at a Glance:

• Training on classroom management and student engagement

• Four-day training program

• Strategies for parsing data and differentiating instruction

• Same format MasteryPrep uses to train its own instructors • Completion recognition for each attendee, but certification not guaranteed • Led by MasteryPrep Master Trainers onsite or virtually

• Tips for making the most of entrance tickets, exit tickets, and activities • Review of online resources and TruScore practice testing reports • Teach-backs provide practical experience and realtime feedback.


Teacher Certification Course

Get the best results in your test prep class with teachers certified by MasteryPrep in ACT and SAT Mastery.

“The training I have received through MasteryPrep has proven to be effective in enhancing my presentation style, increasing my content knowledge, and maximizing student engagement. My instruction is more lively and relatable for our students and has resulted in positive gains in their achievement!“

- Jim “J.” Kelly

“Training to be a MasteryPrep facilitator was strenuous, intense, and most importantly, necessary. I am not well versed in every single subject so I had my reservations walking in. However, it prepares you for the worst-case scenario, from student engagement to content comprehension. Training taught me how to reach as many students as possible, keep them engaged, and make the content relatable. All these things, and more, I learned in training and it made me not only more confident in my presentation abilities but also in the content being presented.”

- Zola-Kai Pollard

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TruScore Testing & Analysis

TruScore Testing & Analysis Instant, actionable insights into ACT or SAT performance. The foundation of data-driven approach to ACT and SAT score improvement starts with TruScore.

Delivery Timeline:

TruScore for the ACT:

Beginning and end of each semester, school testing dates throughout the year

• Online, on-demand ACT practice tests • Over 1,000 answer explanation videos • Detailed proctoring instructions so you can emulate the official ACT

TruScore at a Glance: • Convenient paper-and-pencil option: we provide all practice test booklets and answer documents as well as mailing labels for returning answer sheets • Instant results for online testing and quick turnaround for pencil and paper

• 8+ full–length practice tests available

TruScore for the SAT: • Online, on-demand SAT practice tests

• Full-color digital or physical score reports

• Over 150 answer explanation videos

• Score reports segmented by district, school, teacher, class, and individual student

• Detailed proctoring instructions so you can emulate the official SAT

• Expert data review and analysis included

• 3 full–length practice tests available


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Why TruScore? The foundation of a data-driven approach to ACT and SAT score improvement starts with TruScore. • Don’t Fly Blind: Start the year with the data you need. Our fast turnaround means that your teachers are data-enabled from the beginning of the semester and ready to act when it matters most. • Instructional Focus: Subject-specific reports enable each department to set realistic instructional priorities that will drive improvements in college readiness outcomes. • Start Early: College readiness starts freshman year. Share this performance data with your freshman and sophomore teachers to start remediating deficiencies early and set up year-after-year score gains. • Remediation Plans: Incorporate student reports into individual remediation plans for seamless integration of college readiness skill development.

• Quantify Problems in Content and Test-Taking Skills: Ever heard it said that your students are bad test takers? Now you can see exactly where their problem areas are! Determine at a glance if there are issues with content, test-taking skills, or both. • Pain-Free Test Administration and Grading: No printing. No sorting. No grading. We provide all documents. We even furnish the return label. Simply stack the answer sheets in a box and send them back. We will receive your answer documents, score them, and send your results the next business day! • Aggregation: All reports are available at the district, school, teacher, class, and individual student level. • TruScore Data Review: In this half-hour web conference, a MasteryPrep expert provides a walkthrough of your data report, recommends priorities, and helps your team convert data into action and score improvements.


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TruScore Testing & Analysis

Actionable Data After students take their practice tests, we provide detailed reports that give teachers clear test-taking skill metrics, powerful insights into student performance, and data-driven recommendations as to what actions to take to boost outcomes. All TruScore data is available online, as a spreadsheet download, or as a full-color PDF export for easy sharing.

Overview Report:

Student Score Report:

Overview of performance in each subject area across more than 20 key metrics, including student composite and scale scores.

Available for students and parents. Provides score analysis, recommendations, and answer key in an easyto-read, one-page format.

Subject Breakdown Report:

Recommendations:

Detailed analysis of over 150 individual skills tested on the ACT and nearly 100 specific skills tested on the SAT. Specific enough for your teachers to take action. For example, instead of just giving geometry scores, we show that your students specifically need help with the Pythagorean Theorem.

Automatic recommendations based on our extensive research of over 80 official ACT and SAT tests, over 15,000 ACT and SAT test items, and over 50 million real student performance data points.


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Test-Taking Skills Report:

Threshold Report:

Quantifies your students’ relative strengths and weaknesses in seven essential test-taking skills, including time management and the process of elimination.

Helps you strategize on how many students are above or below your target ACT or SAT scores.

Item Analysis:

Score Summary:

Shows how many of your students selected each answer choice for a test item.

Shows your students’ ACT or SAT scores in each subject area for easy reference.

Answer Maps:

Explanation Videos:

See at a glance the answer choices that each student selected. Test data also available as .csv for easy analysis and sorting.

Detailed explanation videos are easy for students to follow and strengthen college readiness skills. Just because your students missed a question doesn’t mean they need to miss it again.


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TruScore Testing & Analysis

TruScore Add-On:

Study Hall Engaging videos and extra online practice covering every single ACT or SAT college readiness standard. Seamless integration with TruScore means your students work on exactly what they need help with.

Study Hall at a Glance: • Each ACT and SAT college readiness standard is linked to an engaging video playlist • Analytics provide insight into usage and progress • Recommendation algorithm creates personalized learning paths based on test performance

Study Hall for the ACT: • Over 220 videos (12+ hours) • 300+ practice questions help students master what they’ve reviewed

Delivery Timeline:

Study Hall for the SAT:

Immediately after students take a TruScore ACT or SAT practice test

• Over 60 videos • 170+ practice questions help students master what they’ve reviewed


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Why Study Hall? All TruScore data is available as a spreadsheet download or as a full-color PDF export for easy sharing.

• Convenient Data-Driven Prep: Content covering literally every topic the ACT or SAT has ever tested on, accessible in a single click and available to instant search and filtering. • Test Mastery + Content Mastery: Our comprehensive library of videos led by MasteryPrep’s top instructors provides tips and techniques for mastering content along with testtaking skills. • Learning + Doing:

• Adaptive Learning Paths: Each student receives personalized recommendations based on their practice test data. Once they’ve completed each set of recommendations, they receive more. In this way, students spend time on the topics most likely to improve outcomes. • Comprehensive, Flexible Resource: Direct students to access Study Hall for self-guided, on-demand prep, or integrate individual videos or practice sets into the classroom as enrichment. Sort and filter to find the exact resource you need.

After students watch the playlist, they answer a series of practice questions that isolate the skill discussed and help lock in what they’ve learned.

“MasteryPrep offers a reliable and valid means of assessing

“We are so excited to have this feedback to pinpoint where

our students on the ACT at an economically viable price

our students need remediation. Thank you so much for the

point. This gives us great longitudinal data for tracking

ease of this process and quick return of results. I will be

student growth as we are entering our fourth year in our

recommending your product to others!”

partnership with MasteryPrep. Customer service is beyond excellent and the product is continually revised to meet the needs of our district.” - Andy Schoggin, Assistant Superintendent/COO at Petal School District, MS

- Tonia Easley, Counselor Vardaman High School “MasteryPrep is the quintessential diagnostic tool for excellence in preparation for the ACT. My students’ use of MasteryPrep has yielded more post-secondary college

“Thank you so much! Great turnaround with the data! I appreciate it.” - Jennifer Rogers, Lead Teacher Morton High School

opportunities, while providing assistance in career-minded participants, because of a significant increase in ACT test scores.” - Fredrick L. Hickmon Ph.D., Principal Choctaw Central High School


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ACT Mastery

ACT Mastery The first and only mastery-based ACT prep curriculum. Fits any schedule with zero teacher prep time.

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

Why ACT Mastery?

ACT Mastery at a Glance:

• Help students at all score ranges, even the students who need the most help. Scaffolded course modules leave no students behind.

• Four student workbooks (English, Math, Reading, and Science)

• Teachers can focus on teaching instead of having to dig up content.

• Over 150 hours of content

• Reduce teacher planning time.

• Over 1,600 authentic practice questions

• Get 4+ point score increases for the students who are most likely to impact your accountability scores.

• Effective for students scoring from 13 to 26 • Teacher manuals with scripted lessons for each subject area

• Provide structure for your ACT prep efforts.

• Slide decks • Exit tickets • Mini-tests • Syllabus generation • Direct customer support • Virtual or in-person • MasteryPrep instructor-led 1- to 18-week courses also available

Ebooks available

Implementation Models • One-semester or full-year course • Weekly core class integration • Intervention, advisory, or homeroom • Integration into non-core classes • Special pullout course or after-school session • Full virtual classroom experience for blended learning environments


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ACT Mastery Results

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Average 4+ point ACT score gains In a case study involving more than 500 students, students attending a one-semester ACT Mastery course improved their ACT scores by an average of 4 points, with more than 50% of students making gains between 3 and 9 points.

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ACT Mastery Success: Northeast Lauderdale High School Northeast Lauderdale High School improved from a 17.2 pre-test to a 19.7 post-test after implementing the ACT Mastery program.

Walker High School ACT Mastery Success: Walker High School Walker High School serves over 1,150 students in Louisiana, with 37% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Walker High School prioritized college readiness by providing its students with a one-semester ACT Mastery class during the school day in the 2018-19 school year. Students participating in the class averaged a +4.7 point gain on the ACT from pre-test to post-test!


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ACT Mastery Success: DeSoto Parish School District

DeSoto Parish School District ACT Scores

DeSoto Parish School District serves 5,119 students, 48% of whom belong to racial minorities and 43% of whom qualify for free or reduced lunch.

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After implementing ACT Mastery, DeSoto Parish was recognized for making the largest single-year ACT score gains in the state (+1.1 points districtwide) both with its entire population and among its minority and economically disadvantaged students. Its gains in college readiness accountability scores helped propel the district from a D rating to an A rating.

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DeSoto went on to earn an A rating for a second year in a row, moving from its ranking of 45th to the 9th highest-performing school district in Louisiana!

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“Our teachers love the MasteryPrep materials. They are so well done, and so well put together, that any teacher, from any subject, could use their materials and teach them to students. English teachers could teach on the ACT math test, and vice versa. MasteryPrep’s materials have made teaching students how to properly take and prepare for the ACT so much easier.”

“It works! Our scores are moving up!” - Evelyn Nettles-Hines Principal, George Washington Carver High School, AL “This has been one of the best experiences working with an outside organization that I have ever had.” - Judy Dotson Instructional Supervisor, Carter County School District, KY “When we started, only 3 students were scoring an 18 or

- Tammy Cole Coordinator of Student Learning DeSoto Parish, LA

higher. We ended the program with 21 students scoring 18 or higher, 18 of whom scored 19 or above. We had students (including English learners) increase their score by 5-7 points. The highest gains were made by a student who started with a 14 and ended with a 21.” - Kevin McCabe ACT Instructor, Cohen College Prep, New Orleans, LA


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Content is Key: English, Math, Reading, and Science English • 470 pages, 30 lessons, 550 practice questions, 45 test-taking tips. • Master crucial punctuation rules that comprise 15% of scores but often haven’t been reviewed since middle school.

• Tips and strategies for transitions questions, the most heavily weighted topic in ACT English. • Essential review for sentence structure, reducing redundancy, identifying author purpose, and much more.

Math • 546 pages, 38 lessons, 575 practice questions, 45 test-taking tips. • Pre-algebra and elementary algebra drive most ACT score improvement; extensive review of the basics creates a firm foundation to build from.

• Time is of the essence in Math. Demonstrates not only how to answer the question but also how to answer more quickly and more accurately. • Shows how to reverse-engineer word problems and dissect figures to maximum advantage.

Reading • 334 pages, 18 lessons, 325 practice questions, 25 test-taking tips. • Learn to skim passages and scan for answers so that even if students run out of time or are challenged readers they can still get most of the questions right.

• Lessons on context, prefixes, and stems mean that confusing terms and phrases have met their match. • One third of the questions on the ACT Reading test don’t require students to read the passage at all; we show students how to identify these items and answer them quickly and painlessly.

Science • 314 pages, 16 lessons, 220 practice questions, 20 test-taking tips. • So much of the ACT Science test boils down to one skill: interpreting charts and graphs. Our science lessons help students tame and master them.

• To score well on the science test, students have to think like a scientist, which is why we review the essentials of experimental design, controls, and the scientific method. • The only curriculum that provides a skill-byskill breakdown of the ACT Science test and the most authentic ACT Science practice of any test prep program.


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Learning Targets:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

ACT College Readiness Standards provide clear objectives for every lesson (with optional Common Core correlation).

Scripted lessons walk you through every step of the program. No matter your comfort level with the material, you have the tools to boost scores.

Engaging Activities:

Detailed Answer Explanations:

Hooks, games, and colorful analogies increase student interest and make test prep fun.

A comprehensive walkthrough of every single test item in each book makes even the toughest ACT questions approachable.


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Helping Teachers Succeed Schools have experts in math, English, and science, not the ACT. ACT Mastery helps great teachers become instant experts on standardized tests with no test prep background required.

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Start and close each class period with an entrance/ exit ticket combo that helps you remove dead time, differentiate instruction, and measure progress.

Call-outs highlight opportunities to reinforce key test-taking and time management strategies.

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Flexible Implementation:

Each lesson includes a PowerPoint slide deck that provides a visual focus for the class and illustrates key concepts.

Lesson plans for any session length (from 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes) and any number of sessions (from a one-week prep program to a fullyear class), tailored to your students’ predicted ACT scale scores.


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Mastery on the ACT ACT Mastery works because it addresses the three areas that must be mastered to maximize score gains.

Time Mastery Every lesson includes timed practice and pacing techniques, so students go into the test with the time management habits they need to succeed.

Test Mastery Students who consider themselves “bad test takers” gain a new perspective when they go through the ACT Mastery program. Testtaking is a skill that can be learned just like anything else. In every lesson of ACT Mastery, students learn essential techniques and tricks that help them master the ACT and standardized tests in general. The program covers guessing strategies and the process of elimination as well as subject-specific strategies, like tricks for eliminating commas and how to make the most out of math figures.

Content Mastery Time management and test-taking strategies can only take students so far. In the end, students must know the content to win at the ACT. ACT Mastery takes up where many test prep programs leave off by providing key reinforcement for the academic skills that make the biggest impact on ACT scores. Over 100 hours of scaffolded lessons build student skill to the rigor of the ACT, while more than 1,600 authentic ACT practice questions ensure that students are prepared for the exact way the ACT will be testing them.


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MasteryPrep Virtual Classroom Our team of facilitators can replicate an in-person experience with our virtual classrooms, so that your students can boost their scores from wherever they are.

Games, quizzes, fun discussions, and group activities keep the instruction engaging.

Our teachers take the time to answer students’ questions and help them through problems.

High-energy instructors make prep something students look forward to.

Print book compatibility and backup dial-in options make internet connection optional, and even a smartphone connection enables a full experience.

Our software platform enables real-time monitoring so we can proactively intervene before students tune out.

Class recordings enable students to review classes on demand and help them catch up if they miss a session.

Classes kept to conventional sizes so students get personal attention and assistance.

Our instructors are trained in and exemplify best practices in online teaching.

A full range of virtual solutions to complete your blended learning curriculum. The following services are available in our virtual classroom environment.

All Boot Camps

All PD Programs

• ACT Boot Camp (p. 40)

• Decoding the ACT (p. 6)

• SAT Boot Camp (p. 44)

• Mastering the SAT (p. 10)

• WorkKeys Boot Camp (p. 57)

• ACT/SAT Mastery Certification (p. 12)

• EOC Boot Camps (p. 48) • TSIA2 Boot Camp (p. 53) • AccuPrep (p. 65)

ACT/SAT Mastery • One- to four-week Booster program • Saturday and after school courses • Summer programs • Semester- and full-year classes


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Virtual Classroom Options for Teachers ACT/SAT Mastery Use the MasteryPrep Virtual Classroom to run your own ACT/SAT Mastery courses! Comes pre-loaded with all content and fully compatible with print materials. Regular Classes Use the virtual classroom as your meeting space for conducting regular classes to support distance and blended learning experiences.

Virtual Classroom Training MasteryPrep instructors undergo a rigorous training process that ensures they have not only mastered the test prep content but also that they are prepared to utilize and embody distance learning best practices. The result is that students attending the MasteryPrep Virtual Classroom engage longer and get better results. The same training we use to certify MasteryPrep instructors in distance learning is also available to schools in a one-, two-, or three-day format for their teachers.

Here’s what students and educators have to say about our virtual classes: “The most helpful aspects of the week were when we had questions that he would fully describe in depth of how to

“I enjoyed that the instructor knew exactly what he was talking about, especially answering all of the questions.”

get to the right answer. He made it so much easier and understanding.”

“I would like to recommend this because it is an easy and modern way to get students to practice using and

“I loved how Mr. Kimberly chatted openly with us and asked us a lot of questions. It really felt like we were involved, and

discussing grammar rules and common errors made when writing.”

it really made the class flow.” “I most enjoyed the speaker’s passion for helping students “Thanks so much to all of the instructors that have given of themselves the past few weeks: Kevin, Dan, and Zola, thanks

better themselves in their paths to success after high school.”

so much you guys!” “The most helpful aspects of the week were when we had “I learned so much and our instructor definitely made the

questions that he would fully describe in depth of how to

skills so much easier and understanding! I definitely would

get to the right answer. He made it so much easier and

attend again!”

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SAT Mastery The first and only mastery-based SAT prep curriculum. Fits any schedule with zero teacher prep time.

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

Why SAT Mastery? • Boost scores by 200 points or more.

SAT Mastery at a Glance: • Four student workbooks (Writing and Language, Reading, and two Math) • Over 180 hours of content • Over 2,000 authentic practice questions and 120 unique passages, more than any other program • Effective for students scoring from 700 to 1450 • Teacher manuals with scripted lessons for each subject area • Slide decks • Wrap-ups • Mini-tests • 2 full-length practice tests • Pacing guidelines • Direct support

Ebooks available

• Highly effective for students scoring below college readiness • Comprehensive lesson plans make teachers instant SAT experts. • Engaging classroom activities and built-in instructional differentiation • Everything you need for an effective, best-in-class SAT prep program • Ample content in Reading, Writing and Language, and Math to run a 180-hour course • Compatible with Khan Academy and all standard SAT and PSAT data reports

Implementation Models • One-semester course • Weekly core class integration • Intervention, advisory, or homeroom • Integration into non-core classes • 30- to 45-hour special pullout course or after-school session


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SAT Mastery

SAT Mastery provides a comprehensive review of every SAT content dimension and question type. Writing and Language • 18 chapters, over 800 practice questions, 70 unique passages, and 36 test-taking tips.

• Unfailing punctuation shortcuts and rules of thumb your students won’t learn anywhere else.

• The SAT’s complex sentence structure makes applying grammar much more difficult, so we teach students how to tune out unnecessary phrases to determine what rules to use.

• The shortest answer isn’t always the best answer: we teach students how to accurately slice through redundancy and wordiness.

• 25 chapters, over 1,000 practice questions, 50 test-taking tips.

• Just because students get stuck doesn’t mean it’s over; our math guessing strategies help students make the most of a tough situation.

Math

• Students learn how many questions they can skip to reach their target score, how to avoid questions that won’t yield points, and how to stop running out of time.

• The most comprehensive content review of any SAT Math curriculum, from linear functions and ratios to triangles and nonlinear equations.

Reading • 11 chapters, over 500 practice questions, 40 unique passages, and 22 test-taking tips.

• The only curriculum that provides a skillby-skill content breakdown of the SAT Reading test.

• No matter what challenges your students experience when reading, they’ll learn how to use the test’s structure to their advantage and maximize points.

• The new SAT asks students to cite evidence for their answers. We show students how to use this to make the questions easier, not harder.


SAT Mastery

A Closer Look at SAT Mastery Chapters: Every SAT Mastery chapter is structured to improve test-taking skills, time management, and content mastery.

Learning Targets

Warm-Up

Clear learning targets help students and teachers understand what they’ll accomplish by the end of the lesson.

Establishes performance baselines for each skill and helps teachers differentiate instruction.

Foundation

Approach

Review of the core content essential to success on each topic. Scaffolded lessons build confidence and skill.

In this section, we teach students how to quickly identify questions, problem solve, and check their work.

Strategy

Mini-Test

If students can’t solve the question, they can still use strategies to arrive at the correct answer.

Everything comes together in a timed simulation of an actual SAT test, with question types students just learned about interspersed with other items, just like a real testing environment.

Wrap-Up

Review

Provides a post-lesson comparison so teachers and students can track progress.

A quick reference guide summarizing the most important tips and strategies in the chapter.

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Snap Course

Snap Course Better scores in a snap! Boost ACT, SAT, or TSIA2 test scores in as little as four weeks using our online test prep program.

How Snap Course Works: Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

Snap Course at a Glance: • Per student or sitewide licenses • Year-long access

ACT Snap Course: • Increase ACT scores by 2–4 points • Over 100+ lessons, 5,000+ videos, and 2,000+ authentic practice questions

SAT Snap Course: • Increase SAT scores by 200+ points • Over 80+ lessons, 4,000+ videos, and hundreds of unique practice questions

• Time Management Strategies: Students who complete this course learn to better manage their time. We teach students the techniques they need to beat the clock. • Structure of the ACT, SAT, or TSIA2: This course helps students crack the code on the structure of the ACT, SAT, or TSIA2. Students learn how the test is set up, what kinds of questions it asks, and how to follow the test directions (as well as when it’s best not to). • ACT, SAT, or TSIA2-Specific Test-Taking Strategies Some test items can be tricky, but in this course we show students how to use that fact to their advantage. Students learn powerful strategies that can double the effectiveness of their guesses and give them an edge on test day. • Lots of Authentic Practice Problems: Just because a student understands a grammar or math concept doesn’t mean that he or she is prepared for how it will be asked about. The course practice questions exactly match the format and rigor of real test questions. • Subject-Specific Tips and Strategies:

TSIA2 Snap Course:

This course helps students make substantial gains in each subject area. For example:

• Increase TSIA2 scores by 60+ points

• How to ignore distractors in reading

• Over 80+ lessons, 4,000+ videos, and hundreds of unique practice questions

• How to avoid becoming confused by difficult terminology • Which math formulas students need to know


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Next Generation Online Learning Our course is powered by our proprietary Snap Course authoring system, which means that your students experience a program that incorporates the latest developments in online learning.

• Micro-videos: 30-second video clips simulate a conversation, rather than a lecture, and keep students engaged. • Learn by doing: Our course isn’t a wall of text or a river of passive video streams. Students never go a minute without taking part in a wide range of activities. • Hints and feedback: Students disengage when a question is too difficult. Our highly tailored hints and answer feedback gently prompt students toward the right direction, like a tutor over their shoulders, keeping them on track. • Adaptive branching: Hundreds of potential conversation branches adapt to your students’ needs, just like in a live classroom environment. No two students’ Snap Courses are exactly the same. • Equitable access: Students access Snap Course on any major browser, on any device, with no downloads required.

Here’s what our online course customers have to say: “MasteryPrep’s products are helping us raise our students’ ACT scores, and their customer service is second to none. We have been

“User friendly and portable.” - J.D., Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA

thoroughly pleased with every aspect of MasteryPrep’s services. They are a first class company with a first class product!”

“Great price and easy to use.”

- Nic Mounts, Centerpoint High School, AR

- K.A., Puentes New Orleans, LA

“The MasteryPrep staff is always so friendly, professional, and

“I find the activities to be fair and challenging.”

provides immediate attention to every need and detail. The products are wonderful and the personal attention given to our schools and faculty in assisting with the implementation of resources is what makes this ACT initiative the best in the country.” - Traci Aucoin, GEAR UP Director, Lafayette Parish School District, LA

- A.G., East Ascension High School, LA


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Mastery through Research and Development

Mastery through Research and Development

MasteryPrep’s products and services are research-based and evidence-proven. The foundation of our curricula is deep research into standardized tests and student performance. We have extensively analyzed: • Over 15,000 actual ACT and SAT test items. • Hundreds of ACT and SAT standards and content dimensions. • Over 50 million student responses to ACT and SAT questions. • Thousands of pages of test prep practices from across the industry. • Decades of education research papers and best practices.

All of this means that—unlike any other ACT or SAT prep curriculum—our products are: • Proportional: We spend more time on what the test weighs most heavily and less time on what the test deems unimportant. • Authentic: True reproductions of official ACT and SAT questions. • Improvement-focused: We teach the skills students are most likely to be able to improve, not necessarily where they are the weakest. • Comprehensive: We cover all of the major question variations that the ACT and SAT can throw at students and prepare students to be successful with each type. • Up to date: We’ve built our programs from scratch from the most recent tests and are constantly analyzing newly released assessments for trends.


Mastery through Research and Development

What’s more, our curricula incorporate and enable many of the instructional best practices identified by Hattie in Visible Learning as highly conducive to learning (effect size given in parentheses): • Strategy to integrate with prior knowledge (1.29) • Micro-teaching/video review of lessons (0.88) • Classroom discussion (0.82) • Scaffolding (0.82) • Deliberate practice (0.79) • Summarization (0.79) • Effort (0.77) • Mnemonics (0.76) • Feedback (0.70) • Learning goals (0.68) • Problem-solving teaching (0.68) • Meta-cognitive strategies (0.60) • Spaced vs. mass practice (0.60) • Direct instruction (0.60)

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ACT Elements

ACT Elements ACT-aligned classroom warm-up exercises for your smartboard. Freshmen and sophomores gain early reinforcement for the college readiness skills that matter most on the ACT, while juniors and seniors receive essential review before test day.

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

ACT Elements at a Glance: • Over 1,000 sets of practice questions and activities for English, Math, Reading, and Science • Each week of practice is built around a specific skill and gradually increases in difficulty • More than 3,500 authentic practice questions • Full, easy-to-follow explanations included for every question

Why ACT Elements? • Authentic, daily reinforcement of ACT essential skills • Scaffolded approach builds confidence and competence • Better scores in just five minutes a day • The only ACT bell ringer program of its kind

• High school and middle school items • Sitewide online license for teachers on smartboards for easy classroom display

Implementation Models

• Workbooks also available (recommended for Reading and Science)

• Classroom warm-ups (“do-nows” or “bell ringers”)

• Compatible with all web conferencing technology with screen share capabilities

• Homeroom or advisory activities

Ebooks available

• Embed in electives or core classes


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English

Math

Reading

Science

• 360 practice sets

• 360 practice sets

• 360 practice sets with 72

• 120 practice sets with 24

• Over 800 authentic

• Over 800 authentic

practice questions

practice questions

• High school and middle school level • Smartboard or workbooks

• High school and middle school level • Smartboard or workbooks

passages • Over 800 authentic

• Over 250 authentic

practice questions

practice questions

• High school and middle school level • Smartboard or workbooks

ACT Elements makes ACT prep easy for all teachers. “It’s a perfect, quick daily review that lets me see who clearly needs to work on those skills.” - L.J., Dyer County High School, TN “MasteryPrep gives a wide variety of questions that are aligned to the standards!” - C.L., Lafayette Parish School System, LA “I like the problems, and they work well in the classroom.” - A.H., Parkers Chapel Middle School, AR “The questions are reliable and valid. The format is user friendly as well. I believe the students benefit from it.” - K.C., Scotlandville Magnet High School, LA

passages

• Middle school level • Smartboard or workbooks


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SAT Elements SAT-aligned classroom warm-up exercises for your smartboard. Freshmen and sophomores gain early reinforcement for the college readiness skills that matter most on the SAT, while juniors and seniors receive essential review before test day.

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

Why SAT Elements? SAT Elements at a Glance: • A set of practice questions to cover each SAT content dimension for Reading, Writing and Language, and Math • Each week of practice is built around a specific skill and gradually increases in difficulty

• Authentic, daily reinforcement of SAT essential skills • Scaffolded approach builds confidence and competence • Better scores in just five minutes a day • The only SAT bell ringer program of its kind

• More than 200 daily exercises • Full, easy-to-follow explanations included for every question • High school and middle school items • Sitewide online license for teachers on smartboards for easy classroom display • Educators can set a timer for each exercise and track completion per class period • Compatible with all web conferencing technology with screen share capabilities

Implementation Models • Classroom warm-ups (“do-nows” or “bell ringers”) • Homeroom or advisory activities • Embed in electives or core classes


SAT Elements

Writing and Language

Math

Reading

• Complete coverage for each SAT Content Dimension

• Complete coverage for each SAT Content Dimension

• Complete coverage for each SAT Content Dimension

• Over 75 exercises of authentic SAT questions

• Over 100 exercises of authentic SAT questions

• Over 50 exercises of authentic SAT questions

• Passage excerpts that directly align to the content and style of the SAT

• Items drawn from both No Calculator and Calculator variations found on the SAT

• Full-length passages that can be printed on demand

SAT Elements makes SAT prep easy for all teachers. “The bell ringers are easy to follow and the questions and answers are on slides, and no searching is necessary.” - T.D., Scarborough Middle School, AL “I would like to recommend this because it is an easy and modern way to get students to practice using and discussing grammar rules and common errors made when writing.” - B.C., Union Parish School District, LA

“Convenient and relevant to what we’re teaching.” - E.S., Henry County High School, TN “Makes bell work easy.” - C.C., Gibson County High School, TN

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ACT Boot Camp

ACT Boot Camp Better ACT scores in one day! In just one day, students will learn: • Pacing and time management • Test-taking and guessing strategies • Tips for the most important question types

Why ACT Boot Camp?

Delivery Timeline: Up to one month before test date

• Students learn exactly what they need in the “final hours” before the test. • Improves student confidence • Students don’t run out of time after attending the boot camp. • Levels the playing field; an effective way for all of your students to experience high-quality prep

ACT Boot Camp at a Glance: • Six-hour in-person workshop or four-hour virtual workshop • Engaging, expert in-person or virtual instructor • Workbook for each student with exercises to complete during the event and additional practice leading up to test day

• Very easy to schedule: you provide the space, and we take care of everything else. No attendance limits. • Makes test prep fun and less overwhelming for students

Implementation Models • Full-day workshop during school hours • After-school or Saturday programming

Ebook available

• Virtual and in-person programs available


ACT Boot Camp

A small sample of what your students will learn about in the ACT Boot Camp:

ACT Test-Taking Stategies • A million reasons to improve ACT scores • How many correct answers are needed for a desired score • A five-minute lesson on how to guess twice as effectively

English • The difference between the right answer and the best answer • Which punctuation mark impacts 20% of the English score

Math • What to do when their mind draws a blank during the test • How to turn a word problem into something more solvable

Reading • What question type determines over a third of the Reading score • How to stop overthinking

Science • The scientific method in five minutes • How to spot contradictions

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ACT Boot Camp

ACT Boot Camp Success: Lee County Schools, North Carolina Lee County, North Carolina

Lee County delivered ACT Boot Camps to all of its high school students in classroom-sized groupings in the 2015-16 school year. As a result, its two high schools saw large increases in college readiness benchmark attainment. The school district increased from 48.0% to 57.7% of students achieving proficiency and achieved a district-wide composite score increase of +0.7 points.

• Average composite score increased from 17.5 to 18.2 • Increased proficiency from 48% to 57.7%

ACT Boot Camp Success: Pineville High School, Louisiana Pineville High School, Louisiana

Pineville High School delivered ACT Boot Camps to its junior and senior classes for three consecutive years. Each year, the school made significant progress towards its ACT goals. In 2013, Pineville’s ACT score was 20.4. This increased to 20.9 in 2014, to 21 in 2015, and finally to 21.3 in 2016. In 2016, the school was honored with a state ranking of A for the first time in its history.

• Average composite score increased from 20.4 to 21.3 • Increased proficiency from 70% to 88% • Became an A-rated school


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Berea College Upward Bound Composite ACT Score Improvements

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ACT Boot Camp Success: Berea College Upward Bound Math and Science, Tennessee “During the summer, I taught at a 6 week camp for high school students. We gave each student a pre- and post-test. The results after using MasteryPrep were AMAZING! Out of 30 students, TWENTY of them improved their ACT scores! Some as much as 7 points! I am sold on the wonders of MasteryPrep.” - Kimberly Hamilton, ACT prep teacher Berea College Upward Bound Math and Science, Berea, KY


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SAT Boot Camp

SAT Boot Camp Better SAT scores in one day! In just one day, students will learn: • Pacing and time management • Test-taking and guessing strategies • Tips for the most important question types

Delivery Timeline: Up to one month before test date

Why SAT Boot Camp? • The only one-day workshop designed to help students meet SAT College and Career Readiness Benchmarks • Easy to schedule

SAT Boot Camp at a Glance:

• Students learn what they need to boost their scores by 50-100 points or more in just six hours.

• Six-hour in-person workshop or four-hour virtual workshop

• Students master time management and learn dozens of test-taking techniques and guessing strategies.

• Engaging, expert in-person or virtual instructor • Workbook for each student with exercises to complete during the event and additional practice leading up to test day

Implementation Models

• SAT and PSAT versions available

• Full-day workshop during school hours • After-school or Saturday programming

Ebook available

• Virtual and in-person programs available


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Students love our SAT Boot Camp “The Boot Camp helps you prepare yourself for the SAT and is super helpful. They taught really useful test-taking strategies.” “The teacher is knowledgeable, and the content is great.” “[The presenter] was always super upbeat and made sure we were happy and understood what was going on.” “This is really helpful, and it will help me when I take my SAT. I would recommend this to all my friends.” “It’s everything you want if you want to score high. I had a

“This Boot Camp will help improve your time management skills during a test.” “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; you will regret it if you don’t take it.” “I appreciate this program; it really changed my mindset on the test.” “Excellent way to study for the PSAT.” “This is my first time at such an event, and I loved it!”

great time and would love to come again.”

And educators do, too! “I really am happy that we brought MasteryPrep to Sandburg for our students. I think our instructor was knowledgeable as well as engaging! It is very challenging to keep the attention of a room full of high school students for over 5 hours! However, she did an amazing job, and the students’ evaluations indicated that they learned a lot and were happy that they came!” - Stephanie Woodard, Upward Bound Director Carl Sandburg College, IL “Our administration and counselor were very impressed. Facilitator was great!” - Sonya King, College Access Coordinator John Marshall Harlan High School, IL “The students felt the strategies that were shared, especially in math, were extremely helpful.” - Alicia Williams Lovelace, College Access Coordinator Morgan Park High School, IL “One of the best forums for students learning the SAT tips and strategies.” - Roland Doon, Teacher Percy L. Julian High School, IL

The MasteryPrep instructor was great! She really captured the students’ attention. She really knew how to speak to high school students and was very pleasant throughout both sessions. She shared personal stories that students could relate to, and they truly appreciated her. - Monica Martinez, College Access Coordinator Hubbard High School, IL


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SAT Boot Camp

What do we teach in the SAT Boot Camp?

Reading • The most difficult passage is not the last passage. Students learn to read the passages in a unique sequence that helps them avoid running out of time and losing points needlessly. • One question in each passage is almost always the hardest. Students learn how to deal with it and avoid having it shake their confidence. • We give students tips for actively reading the passages and avoiding common pitfalls that eat up all their time without giving them any points. • Citing evidence questions require students to give justification for their answers. This adds to item difficulty, but students who have attended the Boot Camp can use this structure to their

advantage. • College Board has touted that they have eliminated esoteric vocabulary questions, but what they have really done is shift the focus to context. We show students how to use answer choices like a built-in dictionary to arrive at the correct answer.


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Writing and Language • Questions gradually increase in difficulty, which makes time management tricky. We show students how to manage their time and maximize their points. • Punctuation marks can kill your students’ scores but not if students apply the tricks they learn in the SAT Boot Camp to semicolons, colons, and commas.

• On some questions, students end up guessing, but in the Writing and Language test, some guesses are far superior to others.Students will learn how to play the odds on the SAT to maximize their scores. • Some students will overthink their way to the wrong answer—unless they follow our tips in the SAT Boot Camp.

• Answers that sound right are often wrong, but we show how students can use their ear to their advantage with a tip they won’t find anywhere else.

Math • The Math test is half your students’ score, which is why we devote half of the content time in the SAT Boot Camp to math. • Simple errors kill SAT Math scores. In the SAT Boot Camp, we catalog the most common errors and help students avoid making them. • Students may not be used to the grid-in format that appears at the end of each Math section—at least not until they complete the SAT Boot Camp. • All Math questions are worth the same number of points, but as students progress, the questions gradually increase in difficulty—with an important caveat. We show students how to approach the Math questions in a new

sequence that ensures they have time to get to the easy questions. (Some of your students are missing out on simple questions at the back of the test!) • One strategy trumps all others in Math, but it requires that your students have a deep understanding of how it works and how to extend it to the trickiest questions that the Math test can throw at them. • Your students will learn the guessing strategies that convert blind guesses into extra points—strategies that only high-end SAT tutors are teaching.

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End of Course Boot Camps

End of Course Boot Camps Better End of Course scores in one day! You’ve worked all year to help your students master the content. Our Boot Camps help you bridge your students’ content proficiency to how it will actually be tested. In just one day, students will learn: Delivery Timeline: Up to one month before test date

End of Course Boot Camps at a Glance: • Three-hour workshop • Engaging, expert in-person or virtual instructor • Workbook for each student with exercises to complete during the event and additional practice leading up to test day

Geometry Boot Camps available: • Louisiana LEAP 2025 Geometry

Algebra I Boot Camps available: • Louisiana LEAP 2025 Algebra I • Mississippi Algebra I MAAP • North Carolina NC Math I • Texas STAAR Algebra I

• Core skills for success in algebra and geometry • Pacing and time management • Test-taking and guessing strategies that really work • How to overcome test anxiety and put their best foot forward on test day

Why End of Course Boot Camps? • Authentic, up-to-date practice questions tailored to your state’s EOC tests • Students review exactly what they need in the “final hours” before the test. • Improves student confidence • Easy to schedule, during the school day or on the weekend • Makes test prep fun and less overwhelming for students

Implementation Models • Up to a full-day workshop during school hours • After-school or Saturday programming

Ebooks available

• Virtual and in-person programs available


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LEAP Geometry Passing Grade East Feliciana High School

60% 50%

Students gave this event 4.45 stars out of 5!

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“It’s the most helpful event I have ever

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been to. I hope I get to go back.”

10% “It gave me a refresher of material I

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After

might have forgotten. The content was outstanding. It was great. I would love to come again.”

End of Course Success: East Feliciana High School, Louisiana East Feliciana High School serves 382 students in Louisiana from grades 8–12. 93% of its students belong to minorities, and 86% are eligible for free or reduced lunch. After conducting a LEAP 2025 Geometry Boot Camp, the percentage of students scoring a passing grade increased from 22% to 57%.

“The presenter actually helped me find quicker ways to answer the questions.”

“The Boot Camp teaches you things you didn’t know and helps you with things you did not understand.”

Educator Feedback: “ A huge thank you to Mr. Kimberly (MasteryPrep’s instructor). He had our students engaged and answering and asking questions. The way he broke down the information to our students was in a way that it made them think. Overall, it was a great experience for all the students and the Algebra I teacher. Thanks again for this opportunity.” - Mico Cooper, Counselor

“It was helpful with the stuff that’s going to be on the test.”


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End of Course Boot Camps

Harnett County Schools End of Course Grade-Level Progress 55 50 45 2016–17 2017–18

40 35 30 25 20 15 Harnett Central High

Overhills High

End of Course Boot Camp Success: Harnett County Schools, North Carolina Harnett County Schools serves 20,800 students in North Carolina. 37% of its students belong to racial minorities, and 58% are enrolled in free or reduced lunch. In 2018, MasteryPrep delivered NC Math I EOC Boot Camps to Harnett Central High, Overhills High, and Western Harnett High. These schools saw major improvements in both grade-level progress and college and career readiness on the NC Math I test.

Western Harnett High

Student Feedback:

“An easy way to help you study.”

“Continue this. It helped people like me who struggle.”

Here’s what Harnett educators had to say: “(MasteryPrep’s instructor) did a GREAT job, and our students feel much

“Exciting to learn math!!”

more confident about taking the test from attending her boot camp!” - Sara Williamson, Harnett Central High “(MasteryPrep’s instructor) is fabulous! She always does an incredible job,

“It’s a great learning experience and I would totally do it again.”

and our students absolutely love her!!” - Nicole Fischer, Harnett Central High “(MasteryPrep’s instructor) was an excellent presenter. My students loved her energy and her enthusiasm!” - Suzanne Sell, Overhills High

“THIS WAS AMAZING!!!”


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Lumberton High School NC Math 1 Proficiency

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College Ready

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End of Course Boot Camp Success: Lumberton High School, North Carolina Lumberton High School was one of the first North Carolina schools to implement our NC Math I Boot Camp, and has since realized gains on its NC Math I proficiency scores for two consecutive years. Lumberton serves 2,114 students, 74% of whom belong to racial minorities, and 99% of whom are eligible for free lunch. The school’s gains in Math proficiency helped to propel their school performance grade from a D to a C!

2016–17

2017–18

Student Feedback:

“You need to take this. It’s amazing and will really help you!”

“This is a very helpful program that can help you on the final exam.”

“He explained everything in a fun and

“Facilitator was wonderful and the students loved him. They were engaged and enjoyed the session.” - Kelsey Cummings, Assistant Principal

interesting way!”

“Really cool math teacher. He makes things easier.”

“Excellent!”


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End of Course Boot Camps

End of Course Boot Camp Success: Granville County Schools Granville County Schools adopted the NC Math I EOC Boot Camp in 2018 and saw immediate increases in their scores. J.F. Webb High School improved its math college readiness levels by over 10%, while South Granville High School’s grade-level progress percentage (GLP) increased by 7.6%.

Webb High School

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NC Math 1 Proficient NC Math 1 College Ready

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48.8% 34.3%

Student Feedback: “Helps with overall exam strategies for math. Thank you for this experience.” “I was terrible at factoring, but now I get it.” “It was a really great learning experience for me and helpful for the future, learning new strategies from another teacher’s perspective.” “You should really think about going to the Boot Camp because it is awesome. Keep doing what you people are doing. Y’all are amazing.” “The most helpful part was the book. It had everything to help me. It’s helpful to anyone who wants to succeed in math. Everything was good/great.”

I was worried at first, but it was actually very helpful. You helped me a lot. THANK YOU.


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TSIA2 Boot Camp Better TSIA2 scores in one day! In just one day, students will learn: • Key content for success • Essential test-taking techniques • Tips on how to handle the toughest TSIA2 questions • Effective guessing strategies

Why TSIA2 Boot Camp? • Easy to schedule • Effective last-minute prep, during the school day or on the weekend

Delivery Timeline:

• Authentic, up-to-date TSIA2 practice questions • Virtual and in-person programs available.

Up to one month before test date “We provided MasteryPrep’s TSIA Boot Camp to 22 juniors and 13 seniors. After the program, every single

TSIA2 Boot Camp at a Glance:

attendee met the targeted benchmarks. The seniors

• Four-hour workshop

University summer school program and start

• Engaging, expert in-person or virtual instructor • Workbook for each student with exercises to complete during the event and additional practice leading up to test day

were all eligible to enroll in the Texas Southern coursework, but they had to meet TSIA benchmarks. Doing well on the writing section of the TSIA Boot Camp was a game changer for our students. They enjoyed having the books. It made a difference that they could keep the books beyond the boot camp and use them to refine their skills leading up to their test date. We’re already planning our next TSIA and SAT

Ebook available

Boot Camps with MasteryPrep.” - Jose Cavazos, Academic Advisor Upward Bound Programs Texas Southern University


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MasteryKeys

MasteryKeys Help more students earn a National Career Readiness CertificateTM with the most comprehensive WorkKeys test prep curriculum available. MasteryKeys is the only program specifically designed to help students earn a Silver NCRC.

Why MasteryKeys? • Remedial curriculum helps students earn Silver NCRCs. • Thousands of authentic practice questions prepare students for every question type.

Delivery Timeline:

• Step-by-step explanations simplify tough concepts and build confidence.

Throughout the school year

• Updated for the new WorkKeys tests

MasteryKeys at a Glance:

Implementation Models

• Three student workbooks • Teacher editions with detailed explanations • Over 2,000 authentic practice questions • Includes two full-length practice tests Ebooks available

• MasteryKeys is a supplementary workbook set that can be integrated into electives or CTE classes, used as classroom warmup activities, or serve as a resource for targeted interventions.


MasteryKeys

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Stanley and Logansport High Schools ACT + WorkKeys Index

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MasteryKeys Success: Stanley and Logansport High Schools Logansport High School (45% minority, 47% free/reduced lunch) and Stanley High School (21% minority, 30% free/ reduced lunch) are both rural schools that have benefited from an emphasis on improving WorkKeys scores using the MasteryKeys curriculum. “We did great this year! We surpassed our goals at both Logansport and Stanley High Schools. Much of the growth was due to WorkKeys. We had a tremendous amount of success with WorkKeys. At LHS in August, the seniors’ index was 50, and we are currently at 80.5! At SHS in August, the seniors’ index was 81. SHS ended the year at 100.6! In such a rural area, the WorkKeys test has proven to be extraordinarily beneficial to so many students, giving them opportunities they didn’t think they would have.”

- Pamela Stewart, Logansport and Stanley High Schools, Louisiana


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MasteryKeys

MasteryKeys: Applied Math MasteryKeys: Applied Math focuses on students’ ability to solve problems, think critically, and calculate workplace mathematics. Students will learn more about employing mathematical operations to solve word problems; convert numbers between fractions, decimals, and percentages; and solve problems that deal with negative numbers, money, and time.

MasteryKeys: Graphic Literacy In MasteryKeys: Graphic Literacy, students learn to decipher and analyze a variety of visual depictions that are likely to arise in a workplace environment. Hundreds of practice questions improve students’ ability to understand a wide range of real-world figures and graphics. Students learn how to read and fill out complicated forms; practice reading maps, plans, tables, graphs, and diagrams; improve their ability to locate and use data; and experience a wide variety of information presentation styles.

MasteryKeys: Workplace Documents MasteryKeys: Workplace Documents improves students’ ability in reading and understanding written text from actual work situations. Lessons and practice questions emphasize comprehending letters, emails, instructions, memos, notices, policies, and regulations. Students learn to pay attention to important details, how to follow step-by-step instructions, how to filter a problem when dealing with too much information, and a variety of ways to decipher unfamiliar words.


WorkKeys Boot Camp

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WorkKeys Boot Camp Better WorkKeys scores in one day! Ideal for students who need to earn a Silver or Gold National Career Readiness Certificate. In just one day, students will learn: • Pacing and time management • Test-taking strategies that work for the WorkKeys test • Tips for the most frequently tested question types

Delivery Timeline: Up to one month before test date

WorkKeys Boot Camp at a Glance: • Four-hour workshop • Engaging, expert in-person or virtual instructor • Workbook for each student with exercises to complete during the event and additional practice leading up to test day

Why WorkKeys Boot Camps? • The only one-day workshop designed to help students earn their National Career Readiness Certificate • Easy to schedule, during the school day or on the weekend • Effective prep just before students take the test • Virtual and in-person programs available.

Ebook available


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WorkKeys Boot Camp

About the National Career Readiness Certificate The ACT WorkKeys assessment validates that students have the necessary skills for success in careers. Students who meet certain score thresholds earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum National Career Readiness Certificates, credentials that can dramatically improve students’ work opportunities and salary prospects after graduating high school. Learn more at www.act.org/certificate.

Student Feedback: “Educational, important, and helpful.” “A helpful way to study and get prepared before the

I believe this Boot Camp was beneficial for our students and helped them gain confidence for the WorkKeys test. Thank you! - Laura Brower Calhoun County Career & Technical Center, MS

test.” “Boot Camp was fun!” “Loved it! Keep doing these Boot Camps!” “I am now confident about the test.” “A good experience for someone who might not be the best test taker.” “Very beneficial to my test-taking practices for the WorkKeys.” “Great experience, life changing.” “It’s very educational and helps work out test stress.” “Super useful prior to testing.” “Best way to further knowledge for WorkKeys.” “Fun, good preparation, helpful.” “Really good, and I learned a lot.”


ACT Aspire Essentials

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ACT Aspire Essentials Essential review for the Aspire 8 and Aspire EHS assessments.

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

Covering the ACT Aspire assessment in as few as four to six weeks, ACT Aspire Essentials will give students insight to the types of questions seen in these four sections of the ACT Aspire: English, Math, Reading, and Science.

ACT Aspire Essentials at a Glance: • Two workbooks for Aspire 10 (EHS) Essentials: English/Reading and Math/ Science (30 hours of content) • One workbook for Aspire 8 Essentials: Math/ Reading (15 hours of content) • Teacher manuals with scripted lessons and comprehensive explanations • Hundreds of authentic ACT Aspire practice questions

Ebooks available

Why ACT Aspire Essentials? • The only curriculum designed specifically to boost ACT Aspire scores • Students learn test-taking and time management strategies. • Boosts student confidence in the face of intimidating questions • Tips and strategies for modern question types


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ACT Aspire Essentials

More Resources for ACT Aspire:

What Educators Say About Our ACT Aspire Resources:

ACT Elements

“It is a great tool for preparing students for the ACT

Our middle school and high school ACT Elements products are compatible with ACT Aspire and incorporate many Aspire-type questions. Give your students authentic Aspire practice questions as daily bell work. Better Aspire scores in just five minutes a day.

- L.M., Sheridan High School, AR

Aspire.”

“You provide examples my students encounter on their Aspire tests and the reading content is relevant to our curriculum.” - J.R., North Heights Junior High, AR

Learn more about ACT Elements on page 36 of this catalog.

“Great resources that we hope helps our school improve ACT and Aspire scores this year!”

ACT Mastery Our flagship curriculum, ACT Mastery, provides a comprehensive review of every major ACT College and Career Readiness standard, including those that are tested on ACT Aspire 8 and ACT Aspire EHS. While ACT Mastery only features ACT-type items (no free response or technology-enhanced items), it covers the exact content and questions that Aspire asks about. We provide customized syllabi that help you target components of the ACT Mastery curriculum to the appropriate grade levels, providing your students with a comprehensive resource for the ACT Aspire test content from grades 8 through 10. ACT Mastery is the best choice for educators seeking significant, long-term Aspire gains with students in remedial ranges. Learn more about ACT Mastery on page 20 of this catalog.

- S.W., Sheridan High School, AR “MasteryPrep has been a helpful resource while preparing my students for the ACT and ASPIRE 10. I don’t have to search for a test bank. It is already provided.” - J.M., Benjamin Russell High School, AL “These have been so helpful to get my students used to the types of questions they will see on the ACT Aspire. It has given them more confidence in their abilities to read and understand what the questions are asking. Plus, it saved me hours and hours of prep time to try to do the same thing.” - M.T., Paragould High School, AR “We have just taken our third ACT Aspire Interim. and the students’ scores have increased each time we have used MasteryPrep before the practice test.” - C.S., Highland High School, AR


College Playbook

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The College Playbook The comprehensive guide to college admissions that students will actually read. The college application process can be intimidating and overwhelming. How do your students know if they’re on the right track? They need a game plan. The College Playbook sets up a student’s high school years for college success. Students will benefit from the same guidance and down-to-earth advice that has helped students across the nation find the best college for their passions and skills.

In this book, you will find: • The Big Five—what colleges really want to see in your application

Delivery Timeline: Throughout the school year

College Playbook at a Glance: • Workbook with interactive worksheets • Dozens of tools and guides • Extensive glossary builds vocabulary • Written by college admissions expert Lucas Spielfogel

• Everything you need to know about standardized tests (including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and SAT Subject Tests, among others) • How time management, setting goals, and creating healthy habits can make the most out of your high school career • Tips on how to tell your “whole story” in your personal statement • Advice on how to understand (and appeal) your financial aid award • Guidance on how to compare exact costs among colleges so that you make the most budgetfriendly decision • Free online resources with bonus material

Ebook available


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College Playbook

A complete guide to college admissions:

Grade-by-grade timelines keep students on track. Example resumes with critiques provide real-world context and practical advice.

Time management tools and strategies help students adjust to high school and prepare for college.

Dozens of tips for finding colleges that fit and avoiding undermatching

Step-by-step walkthroughs for every aspect of the college application process


College Playbook

Pro essay-writing tips loaded with practical examples and line by line commentary

Guidance on how to make a great impression during the interview

Undocumented immigrant? Homeschooled? Disability? Want to attend a military college? The Playbook has it covered.

Help on calculating the total cost of college and applying for aid, scholarships, and loans

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College Playbook

The College Playbook Workshop Series In these engaging, impactful one-hour workshops, students and parents get the inside scoop on how to win in the college admissions process. • Expert instructors bring the concepts in the College Playbook to life, in person or virtually. • Demystify the college-going experience. • Provide your students and parents with a detailed roadmap to college admissions success.

Student Workshops:

• On Track for College

Parent Workshops:

• How to Get Your Child On Track for College

Professional Development:

• Two-day training on delivering all College Playbook workshops

• College Milestones: Grade 9 • College Milestones: Grade 9

printables, and powerpoint slides

• College Milestones: Grade 10 • College Milestones: Grade 10 • College Milestones: Grade 11 • College Milestones: Grade 11 • College Milestones: Grade 12 • College Milestones: Grade 12 • The Best College for You • The Best College for Your Child • College Application 101 • College Application 101 • College Essay Introduction • How to Help Your Child with • College Essay Workshop • Time Management • Paying for College

• Includes online resources,

College Essays • Paying for College

for all presentations


Accuprep

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AccuPrep Place more students out of remedial classes with this engaging workshop series that helps students brush up on the essential academic skills tested on ACCUPLACER®.

Why AccuPrep? Delivery Timeline: Up to six weeks before ACCUPLACER testing

• Engaging lesson design makes intimidating topics manageable. • Detailed explanations help students master each skill.

AccuPrep at a Glance: • Student workbook and accompanying teacher manual • Slide decks for every workshop • Full-length diagnostic test • Step-by-step guide to dozens of test-taking strategies • Hundreds of authentic ACCUPLACER practice questions • Train-the-trainer or direct-to-student delivery available, in-person or virtual • Fully compatible with next-generation ACCUPLACER

• Scripted lesson plans make teaching the workshops easy. • Expert trainers and instructors

What your students will review: • Reading: • Analyze purpose and word choice • Drawing conclusions • Summarizing • Writing: • Punctuation • Redundancy • Accomplish purpose • Math:

Ebooks available

• Arithmetic • Quantitative reasoning • Quadratic equations


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Committed to Success

Committed to Success MasteryPrep is committed to your success. It’s possible to create a college-going culture in your school and to boost test scores, but it’s never easy! To improve outcomes for hundreds or thousands of students, there are a lot of moving parts. It requires the administration, faculty, and MasteryPrep staff to all work together as a coordinated team toward the common goal. We have found that the four ingredients to implementation success are:

• Onboarding: Success plan development, stakeholder buy-in, and training

• Usage: Progress reports, usage tracking, and on-going coaching

• Responsiveness: Rapid, direct support for all users

• Results: Data analysis and program improvement planning

School Support Management MasteryPrep’s School Support Managers help customers implement our programs with fidelity to get the best results. MasteryPrep’s School Support Managers use the following tools to help you make the most of MasteryPrep’s products and services and achieve success.


Committed to Success

“EVERYONE in your organization has been top notch. All are

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“Your staff has been very helpful in answering questions

patient and accommodating. It has been a pleasure to work

and setting up practice ACTs and Boot Camps, so not

with you this year.”

complaining about that at all. Keep the great support team

- Jana Comstock, Bethel Christian School, LA

you have!” - Todd Merrick, GEARUP College Readiness Coach, KY

“The representative was very detailed, supportive, and helped us to make informed decisions about the implementation of the MasteryPrep Pilot Program.” - Valerie Williams, LA

“Every time I’ve reached out for help, the response has been timely, thoughtful, RESPECTFUL, and appropriate. I’m thankful that MasteryPrep is always available when I need them.”

“I cannot say enough about the entire MasteryPrep team...

- Laela Bunn, Pike Road High School, AL

from start to finish (in less than 2 days), they were able to pull together and make an ACT Boot Camp happen for our

“Whenever I have a question it never takes more than a day

entire school on a virtual platform... AND IT WAS AMAZING!

to hear back from you all. That makes me feel supported

Our students, parents, and teachers were extremely

and enables me to adequately and appropriately support

impressed with the quality of instruction, knowledge of

student learning and academic success.”

the ACT, and the interaction during the camp to keep all

- Tracey Capetillo, Midfield High School, AL

students engaged and learning! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!” - Ashlyn Thompson, Cape Fear Christian Academy, NC

“You all made sure to answer my questions carefully so that I could understand what you were telling me. And as soon

“I wish you could choose more than one selection here, because this program fits them all. My biggest praise, however, is that the few times I’ve had technical difficulties

as I needed something done, it was done. I appreciate you all and what you’re doing. Thanks so much for the help!” - Berryville School District, AR

they have gotten right on it and had it resolved in minutes in most cases. I highly recommend MasteryPrep!” - Christopher Conger, John Overton High School, TN

“MasteryPrep has shown time and time again just how amazing they are and deliver every time. They are detailed, prepared, and always provide great service with amazing attitudes.” - Maria Diaz, Carolina Youth Coalition, NC


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About MasteryPrep

Our Story MasteryPrep’s founder, Craig Gehring, earned perfect scores on the ACT and SAT while still in high school. He started tutoring, and soon he realized that there was no ACT or SAT prep program designed for underperforming students: everything was geared toward helping high-income students compete for the top schools. What’s more, the students who most needed the help with their ACT and SAT scores could not afford any prep at all. If low-income students were going to have the same level of preparation as their more affluent peers, it needed to happen systemically—through the schools themselves. MasteryPrep developed ACT Mastery—the first mastery-based ACT prep curriculum—and piloted it with 200 students at two high schools. More than 80% of the students improved, with an average gain of 3 points. As word of mouth spread, MasteryPrep went from those two initial school partnerships to more than 100 in its first year.

MasteryPrep has added products and services to meet runaway demand, including practice testing and reporting, bell ringers, and online software, and has increased personnel from less than ten to more than 100 to ensure all customers and students have quality experiences with MasteryPrep products and services. MasteryPrep has been listed as the nation’s fastestgrowing K-12 education company two years in a row (Inc. 500 2016 and 2017) and in 2017 became the preferred provider of ACT preparation for the Council for Opportunity in Education. Today, MasteryPrep partners with over 2,000 schools, districts, and institutions. Since 2012, we have helped over half a million low-income students prepare for the ACT and SAT at no cost to the students or their families. And we’re just getting started.


About MasteryPrep

OUR PURPOSE To level the playing field in education.

OUR VALUES Customers Are Forever This company is for them.

Go Pro Or go home. Get better than the best.

Do Right Period.

Make It Happen Excuses never built anything.

Make It Awesome There is no equality without quality.

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Index

Academic Timeline

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AccuPrep65

ACT Aspire Essentials

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ACT Boot Camp

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ACT Elements

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Index

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ACT Mastery

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ACT/SAT Mastery Certification Course

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Decoding the ACT

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End of Course Boot Camps

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Mastering the SAT

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MasteryKeys54


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Index

SAT Boot Camp

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SAT Elements

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SAT Mastery

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Snap Course

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Study Hall

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The College Playbook

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Index

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TruScore Testing & Analysis

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TSIA2 Boot Camp

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WorkKeys Boot Camp

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