Coach Tools Now Available on Official SAT Practice
Coach Tools Now Available on Official SAT PracticeTierney Kraft, Senior Director, SAT Student Success
Since its launch in 2015, more than 4 million students have signed up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy. K-12 educators, including teachers and counselors, have played an important role in connecting students to these free personalized tools; many teachers are even using Official SAT Practice in their classrooms.
Now, with their students’ permission, teachers, counselors, college access professionals, parents, and other educators can use new coach tools to create classes of students, see their progress, and provide targeted help based on their practice activities. Through these new features, it’s easier than ever for educators to help their students prepare for the SAT.
The coach tools also provide:
- Recommended SAT skills for teachers to work on with their students, based on the needs of their class, and recommended lessons plans. There are 16 Math lessons, 16 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing lessons, and 4 essay lessons; each one is designed for a 45 minute class and was created by teachers, for teachers. Check out the new lesson plans here. (These are also accessible within the coach tools themselves.)
- Information on students’ progress, including their upcoming SAT test dates, problems completed, time spent practicing, and practice tests scheduled. Coaches can also see students’ recent activity, including questions attempted, answer choices, and practice test scores.
Some school districts have already started taking advantage of these tools. In Pinellas, Florida, Pinellas County School District teachers are using the coach tools and lesson plans to run a semester-long course for students; this work is part of an initiative to increase the number of Florida Bright Future Scholars and National Merit Scholarship recipients.
Tikini Thompson, Director for State and District Partnerships in Florida, said: “I used [the coach tools] today, and they are AWESOME! I had a meeting with a few more school districts in Florida and showed them the latest features live. They were so excited about it, they gave them a standing ovation.” She also noted that teachers are impressed with how thorough the lesson plans are—they incorporate objectives, teacher notes, activities for the students, and homework.
Find more information about the coach tools on Official SAT Practice.