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Lincoln-Way Students Take Advantage of PSAT Prep Opportunities
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Lincoln-Way High School students across each of the districts four schools are taking full advantage of assistance programs offered by Lincoln-Way staff to help students prepare for the PSAT on October 14.

At Lincoln-Way Central, hundreds of freshman, sophomore and junior students have attended PSAT practice sessions led by the Social Science Department. The practice sessions are offered every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

At Lincoln-Way East, students will attend preparation sessions before and after school October 7-8 in the computer lab. Through Khan Academy, students will take a diagnostic exam with sample problems according to the students skill level.

At Lincoln-Way North, students will become familiar with the test and its directions during a PSAT Review Session on October 1 led by Associate Principal Renae Goldie. Sessions for review using the online Khan Academy Resources will also be offered October 6-8.

At Lincoln-Way West, Associate Principal Anne Shanahan led PSAT test preparation sessions during students advisory periods. Students will receive a practice PSAT to complete on their own and debriefing sessions will be offered before school for each subject area with teachers addressing the most common errors.

Lincoln-Way administrators and teachers really go above and beyond to help students prepare for this important test which is a qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship program as well as for countless other college scholarships, said Tim Reilly, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.

Juniors from all Lincoln-Way High Schools have participated in ExcelEdge PSAT 240, a seven-session program offered by Midwest leaders in test preparation. ExcelEdge instructors are certified content specialists who tailor their classes for this years PSAT exam. Students learn what to expect on the PSAT, how to answer items quickly and maximize their scores.

Whether students prefer the larger review sessions or one-on-one guidance offered at their schools testing center, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get ready for the PSAT, Reilly said. Our goal is that each Lincoln-Way student approaches the exam with confidence and tackles it to their fullest potential.

Lincoln-Way students will also receive a practice test to take home and will then review and analyze their results during PSAT review sessions offered at their schools.