Pawtucket School Department: SAT Prep Course

Pawtucket School Department partners with Horizon Education

Interesting Facts About Pawtucket, Rhode Island

  • Pawtucket was founded in 1671 with a special place in the industrial history of the United States. It was here at the Slater Mill Historical Site that Samual Slater constructed and operated  the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in North America founded in 1793. From here, the industrial revolution was born.
  • Hasbro, the popular toy manufacturer, has been headquartered in Pawtucket for nearly one hundred years. Among its products are: Transformers, Potato Head, G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, Play-Doh, Nerf, Baby Alive, My Little Pony, Monopoly, and Twister. Hasbro traces its origins back to 1923 by the Hassenfeld brothers who emigrated to the United States from Poland. They engaged in the textile remnant business, selling cloth leftovers and eventually transformed into manufacturing toys in the 1930s.

Pawtucket School Department Partners with Horizon Education 

Pawtucket School Department, the 3rd largest school district in Rhode Island, partnered with Horizon Education to teach a SAT Prep Course by their own expert teachers in the spring for three of their high schools: Charles E. Shea High School, William E. Tolman High School, and Jacqueline Walsh School for the Arts. The partnership will empower all participating Pawtucket students to prepare for postsecondary success and provide them with a comprehensive breakdown of the SAT and proven test-taking strategies for the different sections and question types.

Horizon Education has extensive experience working in the educational industry all around the U.S. in diverse districts, such as Pawtucket School Department. Horizon’s thorough understanding of the SAT approach, design and administration, as well as belief in equitable outcomes and access for all students and families, positions them to provide a best-in-class suite of support for optimal student success. Each year, the goal is to break down educational norms and begin seeing cultural shifts within students and families around college and career readiness.

Horizon Education PSAT/SAT Prep Course Teachers

Horizon course teachers place a high value on diversity and inclusion in the PSAT/SAT prep classroom. They prioritize creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all learners. Special attention is given to students with disabilities and those learners who may be struggling with grade-level learning expectations. Checks for understanding, reteaching, and small-group breakouts are common strategies used to ensure all learners are able to engage with PSAT/SAT prep material. Pre-assessment and subsequent progress monitoring assessments will drive the engaging and responsive teaching. This instant student reporting assists Horizon teachers in making the best decisions to support each student and students can then begin to set personal academic goals.

Pawtucket School Department PSAT/SAT Prep Course

  • Class sessions are taught by two or more instructors. 
  • Team-teaching approach allows one to focus on instruction while the other instructor(s) on the team are focused on student engagement, supporting struggling learners, and reviewing student results. 
  • Uses a blend of whole-group and small-group instruction to tailor the instruction to match student needs
  • Focuses on creating a welcoming environment for all learners
  • Instructors walk students through a guided thinking activity when preparing for the PSAT/SAT. The purpose is to guide students to the right mindset which will allow them to get the most out of their test preparation and be ready for the actual test day. 
  • Instruction is focused on practical, easy to apply strategies while building a solid foundation of academic knowledge and skill. 
  • Each class ends with a survey to ensure that instruction is meeting the needs of all students.

Pawtucket School Department PSAT/SAT Prep Course Materials

  • 12 month access to an individualized, online student portal
  • Customized PSAT/SAT/ curriculum based on school district’s needs for course length
  • Practice PSAT/SAT assessments developed by expert test writers according to a blueprint directly aligned to the specification of the College Board© suite of assessments with over 2,200 practice items
  • Immediate detailed data reports - feedback to track student growth and improve student performance on the PSAT/SAT assessment
  • Course guides
  • Support slides, and videos of step-by-step lessons and explanation of practice sets, as well as a pdf for students 

About Horizon Education

Founded in 2013, Horizon Education is an educational organization focused on PSAT/SAT/ACT curriculum, lesson plans, benchmark assessments, and personalized learning tools for students to engage with best in class teachers throughout the country. Horizon specializes in building scalable online PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation programs for districts and schools throughout the United States. 

Horizon’s teaching team of professionals who have spent years in the classroom, know how to engage with students virtually. Horizon has supported over 1,000+ high schools throughout 30 U.S. states and their passion is to provide access to best in class instructional tools that all students can engage with. Some of their largest school district/state partnerships include Los Angeles Unified, the New York City Department of Education, the Louisiana State Department of Education, Fulton County Schools in Georgia, and now Pawtucket School Department in Rhode Island. To provide the greatest benefits to our customers, Horizon Education develops a comprehensive plan for each school/district to provide the needed test preparation services. Visit to learn more.

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