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SAT exam on Saturday rescheduled due to threat of inclement weather

If you were scheduled to take the SAT exam on Saturday, Aug. 26, please be advised that all HISD SAT test centers will be closed. The Sat., Aug. 26, SAT exam will be administered instead on Sat., Sept. 16.

Student registrations will be automatically moved to the alternate testing date. No additional action needs to be taken. Consider using this extra time to prepare with Khan Academy Official SAT Practice.

If you have questions, or need additional information, please contact Jennifer Ertel at 713-556-5636 or JERTEL@houstonisd.org.

HISD offers ‘We Khan Do It’ challenge to all district schools 

Thousands of HISD high school students will take the SAT during the school day on April 5, and now there is one more reason for them to start preparing early for the important college-admission test.

HISD is kicking off a challenge among the district’s schools that will reward them for having the most students using Khan Academy to prepare for the SAT.

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HISD students raise SAT/PSAT scores by hundreds of points using free test prep from Khan Academy

Two Booker T. Washington students have become national ambassadors for successful SAT/PSAT prep by  increasing their scores a combined 670 points, thanks to free practice tools available to every HISD student through Khan Academy.

In mid-October, the CollegeBoard flew Valencia Grayson and Matthew Blue to the Council of the Great City Schools fall conference in Miami, where they were honored for their success with the Khan SAT prep. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza also attended the conference, where HISD was recognized for actively promoting the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.

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College Readiness recommends tool that can help students master School Day SAT

HISD’s College Readiness department wants every 11th-grade student to know that practicing and doing well on the School Day SAT could pay off in extra incentives, including scholarships and materials for college.

The department launched the School Day Incentive program for the Class of 2017 on Wednesday, kicking off the countdown to the School Day SAT on April 12. The purpose of the program is to increase student participation and scores for the School Day SAT, thereby increasing student access to higher education and money for college.

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Meet HISD’s newest trustees in this month’s edition of ‘Up Close’

In this edition of “Up Close,” HISD Board of Education President Rhonda Skillern-Jones visits with recently elected District IV Trustee Jolanda Jones and District VIII Trustee Diana Dávila.

Jones landed a seat on the board for the first time in November, beating out three opponents to win the District IV spot being vacated by departing trustee Paula Harris, who did not seek re-election. Jones says she is looking forward to focusing on the new superintendent search. She is also planning to advocate for the preservation of existing schools, and to work on resource equity.

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Bellaire HS senior aces both SAT and ACT

September 30, 2015 – Bellaire High School senior Antony Yun has officially earned bragging rights after receiving a perfect score on both the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams.

Antony Yun

Antony Yun

Yun was among four Houston Independent School District students from two schools to earn perfect scores on the SAT during the 2014-2015 school year. Three seniors from DeBakey High School for Health Professions —Anushka Madhuvarshi, Sasha Raman, and Gary Zhang — also earned the highest possible score on the SAT. Continue reading

Free SAT prep course now being offered by Khan Academy

Partnership with College Board to help students prepare for redesigned SAT

The College Board and Khan Academy have teamed up to provide free Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT) preparation for all students beginning this month.

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission exam that demonstrates a student’s knowledge of reading, writing, and math. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and many colleges use the test to make admission decisions.

HISD also offers a free online SAT coaching course for grades 9 through 11 called “PREP ME,” which is available here.

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Deadline to register for free school day SAT administration quickly approaching

Juniors must sign up by April 1 to be able to take the test

Since the spring of 2010, HISD has offered 11th-graders the opportunity to take the SAT, a college entrance exam, at no cost on a normal school day, but students must register by April 1 in order to be eligible to take the test on April 15, 2015.

Students should see their high school counselor to get their free registration voucher and sign up as soon as possible.

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DeBakey HS senior proves his ‘college readiness’ by acing both the ACT and the SAT

Three other HISD students also earn perfect scores on college-readiness tests this year

From left, Zachary Kordum, Connor Burwell, Camille Potts, and Claudia Heymach

From left, Zachary Kortum, Connor Burwell, Camille Potts, and Claudia Heymach

Zachary Kortum, a senior at the DeBakey HS for Health Professions, cemented his status as “college-ready” this year by bringing home perfect scores on both the ACT and the SAT.

“I was very excited and surprised to find out that I’d scored so well,” said Zachary. “My parents bought me two prep books, and I worked through those outside of school, but DeBakey did a lot to help me get ready for the tests, too. The great Advanced Placement classes I took really prepared me, and the school offered a practice SAT before the real test.”

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SAT School Day offered at no cost to high school juniors

Houston ISD students will take the SAT college admission test at district high schools Wednesday, during what is a called SAT School Day. The district-wide initiative gives juniors the opportunity to take the test during a normal school day at no cost.

“This is a great opportunity for high school juniors to overcome barriers of any kind and focus on taking the SAT,” said Assistant Superintendent for College Readiness Rick Cruz. “More than 9,000 students at all HISD high schools will take advantage of the testing day.”

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