SAT Preparation

Course Description:

This SAT/MME Prep course was designed to align with the 2016 SAT test. It will cover all topics tested on the Reading, Writing and Language and the Mathematics sections of the SAT test. Each unit will align with one or more topics covered on the SAT test. The course is laid out in the order topics appear on the SAT test: Reading, Writing & Language and then Mathematics. There will be Lesson Activities along the way that are optional assignments designed to provide practice on the previous skill presented in the course. These activities are optional and self-graded. They will not have any effect on your overall course score.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): SAT Preparation
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Standardized Test Preparation
Course Provider : Mancelona Public Schools
Content Provided By : My Virtual Academy
Online Instructor Provided By : Mancelona Public Schools
Standards Addressed : None
Academic Terms : Open Entry / Open Exit
NCES SCED Code : 22001
Subject Area : Miscellaneous
Course Identifier : Standardized Test Preparation
Course Level : High School (Secondary)
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : 800-297-2119

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Additional Course Information:

Additional Cost Description: None

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following: Reading, Writing and Language Explore ways to evaluate subject and theme within short stories, and analyze their tone and mood. Investigate the development of characters and plot as well as the use of symbolism in short stories, and examine their narration and point of view. Evaluate common forms and structural elements found in poetry, and explore theme and figurative language through poetry. Examine important literary features of drama. Understand how to do a close reading of a nonfiction text. Evaluate the function and features of informational nonfiction texts, examine their writing structures, and analyze opinion, bias, and persuasive techniques found in these texts. Examine how audience can influence an informational text, and explore ways to identify and investigate purpose in informational texts. Examine narrative and persuasive essays to determine their characteristics and purpose. Evaluate arguments and claims in informational texts, and investigate techniques for evaluating arguments in essays. Analyze the characteristics of public essays, and consider the function and form of speeches. Understand how to analyze the rhetoric in speeches from US history. Mathematics Create equations to solve contextual problems. Solve problems with linear functions and solve linear inequalities. Solve a system of equations and inequalities. Solve practical problems with two variables and also use linear math sentences in one variable. Graph linear equations in two variables and find the intercepts of a linear equation. Determine the slope and intercept of a linear relationship from its graph. Study ratios and ratio conversions, convert measurement units, and explore ratios and rates as percentages. Recognize proportional relationships and use them to solve ratio and percent problems. Construct and apply two - way tables. Interpret and describe data in scatter plots, interpret scatter plots with linear associations, and apply linear equations from scatter plots. Use the slope and intercept of linear functions to write an equation from a graph, and draw a graph from an equation. Understand conditional probability and solve problems that involve exponential growth. Use statistics to study a sample of the population, use data to draw conclusions, and evaluate reports based on the data. Find the sum, difference, and product of two polynomials. Understand monomial and binomial factors of polynomials. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and use quadratic equations in one variable to solve practical problems. Factor a difference of squares as well as common algebraic expressions. Solve linear equations by isolating the variable and find the solution for the quadratic equations of the form x2 + b x= 0. Find the solution set for a quadratic equation by using the quadratic formula. Solve linear quadratic equations algebraically and graphically. Explore the parabola and its intercepts, vertex, and coefficients. Solve problems that involve exponential decay, and identify exponential and logarithmic functions. Alter functions by translating and transforming the graph and learn to find composite functions. Solve equations involving radicals and power functions. Solve real - world problems by writing and solving equations. Rewrite expressions in different forms, and simplify algebraic expressions. Use variables to represent numbers when solving real-world and mathematical problems. Learn and use the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres to solve real - world and mathematical problems. Examine and apply the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse to find unknown side lengths. Solve problems with right triangles and understand trigonometric ratios. Define and work with complex numbers. Derive the equation, center, and radius of a circle. Examine angles and their measures, and identify and describe relationships among inscribed angles, radii, and chords. Examine trigonometric functions using the unit circle. Describe and use the relationship between the sine and cosine of complementary angles. Write mathematical proofs and apply that knowledge to simple geometric relationships. Prove theorems about lines, angles, and triangles using similarity relationships. Explore the use of congruence and similarity with triangles.

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The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met Objectives are fully met.
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Fully Met
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met Assignments, videos, quizzes, etc.
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met Units have specific objectives.
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
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The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met All policies are presented, reviewed and signed with student at enrollment.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met Privacy policy is presented, reviewed and signed with student at enrollment.
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Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Fully Met
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Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met Courses have incorporated varied ways to learn and have multiple learning styles built in. All courses are provided with video instruction. Students have access to tools to help with reading as well.
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The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met Each unit has an overview of objectives to be mastered by the student.
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The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met Tutorial activities have written response and discussion questions allowing students to be actively engaged.
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met Course provides a learning path that includes both short answer and multiple choice questions.
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Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met
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The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met Students can interact with their instructor via phone, email, text, instant message, and/or video message.
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Fully Met MVA policy states that students will communicate with their instructor multiple times during a week to ensure engagement and learning within the course.
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met Teacher-student interaction is available. Student to student interaction consists of daily posts, colloboration and discussion boards.
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Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met Students have access to translator, dictionary, reader tools, notebook etc.
Evaluation Strategies Rating Comments
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
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Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
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Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met Short answer, quizzes and mastery tests allow instructors to assess students understanding.
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met Student written responses include a grading rubric at start of assignment.
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All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
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Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
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Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met
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Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met Student work is kept confidential within the school database system and courseware.
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The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Fully Met
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Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met
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Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met
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Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met All staff attend ongoing professional development sessions throughout the year to remain current with students and families needs.
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met

Review Conducted By: My Virtual Academy
Date of Review: 04/09/2018

READING Unit 1: Theme, Meaning and Purpose in Fiction
Reading Unit 2: Theme, Meaning and Purpose in Informational Text
Reading Unit 3: Rhetorical Techniques in Persuasive Text
Reading Unit 4: Standard English Conventions
Mathematics Unit 1: Heart of Algebra
Mathematics Unit 2: Problem Solving and Data Analysis
Mathematics Unit 3: Passport to Advanced Math
At this point you will take the SAT test. This will take the place of the End of Semester
Test or Final Exam for this class. Try your very best on the SAT test and you will do a
good job. Come back to this class or view the extra resources folder for extra practice if
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
In order to be successful in our program, it is important for the student to remain in constant communication with the online instructor. The online instructor will be communicating with the student 1-2 times per week. Communication between the student and online instructor will be phone, email, texting, and/or discussion boards. Online instructors provide families with their weekly office hours and My Virtual Academy is open Monday – Thursday from 8 AM – 8 PM, Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 8AM – 2 PM with staff available to answer questions/concerns. Messages received after hours will be returned the next school day. Parents/Guardians/Students will have access to the curriculum and gradebook 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
23-24 0 0 0.0%
22-23 0 0 0.0%
19-20 0 0 0.0%
My Virtual Academy Tech Support is available Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 8 PM, Friday 8 AM - 4 PM, and Saturday 8 AM - 2PM. Browser: Edge (latest), Internet Explorer® 11, Chrome (latest), Firefox (latest), and Safari (latest). Plug-Ins: Adobe Flash®, Java, Office compatible software. For a small percentage of our legacy content, you may need the following plug-ins: Shockwave® and/or Plato® Xtras. Pop-Up Blockers: How to turn off pop-up blockers Mobile Browser Support: We support the following tablet configurations: OS - Android; Browser- Chrome (Latest version) OS - iOS; Browser - Safari (Latest version) Please note, voice recorder for World Languages works with Flash.