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8th Grade Program

Register NOW: Our LAST classes to prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam start on Saturday, November 15, 2014!

SelectivePrep offers the only classroom programs in Chicago to help students prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam. This test is one third of the score required for admissions to a Selective Enrollment High School.

Program Overview

With the SelectivePrep Program, students prepare for the Selective Enrollment Entrance Exam in a structured classroom setting with one of our expert instructors. These classes enable students to master the math and verbal topics on the exam. Students leave the course better equipped to face the admissions process and better prepared to succeed in high school. The SelectivePrep Program starts with a diagnostic test to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses. Students will have access to supplemental material so they can practice in areas where they need the most improvement. Students also take a practice test under test conditions just before they take "the real thing". The SelectivePrep Program:

  • Is offered on weekends at convenient locations or after school at local elementary schools
  • Includes both regular 8 week (2 hours per session) or intensive 4 week (4 hours per session) programs
  • Includes a Study Guide with extensive review material
  • Includes a Diagnostic Test to pinpoint student strengths/weaknesses
  • Is divided between math and verbal sections
  • Does not use calculators to encourage students to think on their feet
  • Limits class size to twenty students
  • Provides regular communication to parents on student progress

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Program Syllabus

Session Topics Covered
Session 1 Diagnostic Test; Intro to Exam, Number Properties
Session 2 Decimals, Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Probability and Combinations, Reading Comprehension 1
Session 3 Percents, Ratios, Averages, Grammar 1
Session 4 Basic Algebra & Equations; Reading Comprehension 2
Session 5 Inequalities, Units of Measurement, Charts and Graphs, Grammar 2
Session 6 Geometry, Vocabulary Review
Session 7 Word Problems, Grammar 3
Session 8 Practice Test; Practice Test Review & Last Minute Tips

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Program Timing

SelectivePrep's Selective Enrollment Exam Program starts in September 2014.

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After School Classes

SelectivePrep conducts after school classes at elementary schools across Chicago. If you are interested in an after school class at your school, please contact us.

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TOUGH 7TH GRADE TEST CAUSES SELECTIVE ENROLLMENT ADMISSIONS SCORES TO PLUNGE

February 24, 2015

Chicago, IL – In the most recent round of admissions, average scores fell across the board as CPS used the more rigorous Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test as the 7th grade standardized test. This is the first time CPS has used a Common Core aligned test in the Selective Enrollment admissions process. The MAP accounted for 300 points of CPS' 900 point admissions scale. Average scores at the more competitive schools fell relatively modestly – about 10-20 points, while less competitive schools saw dramatic drops of about 50 points. Without cut-off scores, admissions scores at some less competitive schools would have fallen even further – nearly 80 points.

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