Professional Development

We train teachers to become master SAT/ACT test prep instructors.

With our training and resources, schools can run effective, data-driven test prep courses proctored by their own teachers. Since 2013, we have helped thousands of students from a wide range of academic backgrounds reach their educational potential.

Follow Our Simple Startup Process

Call Us

What are your goals for the SAT and/or ACT? Let’s discuss.

 

Offer a Free Practice Test

We’ll find out where your students stand on the SAT and/or ACT with a practice test.

Parent Night/Classroom Pullout

A parent night after the practice test educates parents and students on their test performance and college admissions. Sites can opt for a classroom pullout to return testing results and reach their designated audience during the school day.

Train Your Teachers

Our two-day afterschool professional development model will prepare any teacher to lead an SAT/ACT prep course.

Schedule & Promote

Customize your test prep schedule and promote the SAT/ACT prep courses on campus so students can sign up on our website.

Hold your first test prep course.

Watch scores improve.
Repeat.

How We Help

We make the lives of administrators and teachers easy by:

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Creating customized schedules for your school site.

We know one size doesn’t fit all — we often create multiple schedules for each school district.

Creating a complete lesson plan for each high school.

Don’t spend a lot of prep hours getting ready for your course, let us do it for you!

Scoring your exams.

All you have to do is administer your practice test and we take care of the rest within two business days!

How it Works

Each district or high school administration picks their own teachers for our two-day afterschool professional development training.

All courses are taught by trained instructors who have completed a rigorous Horizon Education training program. We design the entire course for teachers, from the syllabus to the curriculum design.

Our proprietary materials were designed by teachers like yourself. We offer a customized curriculum designed for your institution.

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Over 97% of teachers found Horizon Education’s Professional Development to be engaging and impactful.

Our Training

We can turn any teacher into a test prep expert.

We have trained Math, Art, English, Drama, special education and foreign language teachers to run their own SAT/ACT test prep courses.

We take care of everything, so all teachers have to do is show up with a smile and a mission to succeed.

Our teacher training services also include an extensive suite of SAT/ACT student and teacher manuals, study guides, and e-learning tools that we developed for our partners.

Two-Day SAT/ACT Training Agenda

(Sample Agenda)

Day 1 SAT Training — Reading and Writing

Day 1 SAT Training — Reading and Writing

TimeTopic
4:00 – 4:45About Us: Introduction and history of Horizon Test Prep

About the SAT: history, format, scoring, general strategies

4:45 – 5:30About an SAT Course:

  • Structuring your course
  • Using Materials and practice tests
  • Identifying students’ problems
  • General teaching tips
5:30 – 6:00Dinner break
Subject-Specific Sessions
TimeReading and Writing
6:00 – 6:30SAT Reading Passages (Mastering the Strategies)
6:30 – 7:00SAT Writing and Language (Mastering the Strategies)
7:00 – 7:30The SAT Essay (Exceeding the Rubric Expectations)
7:30 – 8:00Grammar – A Refresher for All

Day 2 SAT Training — Score Reports and Math

Day 2 SAT Training — Score Reports and Math

TimeTopic
4:00 – 4:20Introduction to Score Reports/Interpreting Classroom Data
4:20 – 5:00Introduction to SAT Math

  • The core areas of SAT Math: Heart of Algebra and Passport to Advanced Math.
  • Using materials and practice tests
  • Identifying students’ problems
  • General teaching tips
5:30 – 6:00Dinner break
Subject-Specific Sessions
TimeReading and Writing
6:00 – 6:20Math Techniques 1: General Strategies and Common Mistakes
6:20 – 7:15Math Techniques 2: Plug In, Guesstimate, Process of Elimination and Content Review.
7:15 – 8:00Other Math topics: Problem Solving and Data Analysis and Additional Math Topics.

Contact us and start your professional development today!