The Ultimate 8th Grade Test Prep workshop prepares 8th grade students for the Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment entrance exam. Our instructors have improved test scores for countless students drawing on the expertise EE has gained over more than a decade of test prep instruction.
All workshop sessions include practice tests, strategy discussions, and a thorough review of required topics including reading comprehension, mathematics, vocabulary, and language.
If you’re new to the application process for Chicago-area high schools, we recommend viewing our high school admissions info page to learn more.
Our test prep classes follow a simple agenda at each of the eight sessions:
It’s not magic. Learn strategies, practice, identify areas for improvement, and repeat! Having great teachers who not only know how to connect with kids, but also have lots of classroom experience is key for us. We don’t hire undergrads and just hand them an agenda. We use teachers with advanced degrees and train them on the curriculum.
This workshop teaches content, strategies, and self-assessment tips to ensure students are confident in taking the NWEA MAP and reach their full potential on test day. This workshop covers test-taking strategies and subject-specific content needed for the NWEA MAP test, which counts for one-third of the Chicago Public Schools Selective Enrollment High School application score.
As of spring 2020, all students wishing to apply to Selective Enrollment high schools will take their qualifying MAP test in May/June of 7th grade. Therefore, our course is recommended for 7th graders at public, charter or private schools. Please visit our complimentary informational website for details about the application process for Chicago-area high schools.
Educational Endeavors SAT/ACT prep workshops include strategy discussion, content review, and the opportunity to take practice sections at every session. Students will customize their workshop based on which tests and content areas they need to focus on.
Sessions run in the fall and spring and include timed practice sections, strategy discussions, and a review of key concepts. Open to students in grades 10-12.
Also check out our College Success Seminar: college-bound students will benefit greatly from the executive functioning, writing, and self-advocacy skills taught in this course.