Galena Park ISD partners with The Princeton
Review to provide students with SAT test prep tests
........Galena Park Independent School District, the largest
school exemplary district in Texas, has signed a three-year contract
with The Princeton Review to help district high school juniors
and seniors raise their scores on the PSAT and SAT exams, and learn
more about getting into college.
........The Princeton Review – a
leading provider of test preparation and admissions services – will provide intensive year-long classroom and online test
preparation for nearly 600 students at Galena Park, North Shore, and North
Shore Senior High Schools beginning this August. Instructors from The Princeton
Review will work in the three high schools during each regular school day to
teach students strategies for the math and verbal sections of the PSAT and
SAT exams. The national average score improvement for students who complete
The Princeton Review's SAT course is 140 points. All students at the three
high schools will also be provided access to Princeton Review's online college
and career guidance system, Education and Career Opportunities System (ECOS).
Additionally, The Princeton Review will present parent seminars in English
........The Princeton Review will collaborate with Galena Park ISD regarding
on-going research and evaluation of the implementation, and will
report qualitative and quantitative findings to the district on
a yearly basis.
........"We are providing this prep review to help students improve their scores
on college entrance exams which will help them qualify for scholarships to four
year universities. The Princeton Review has a proven track record. This is a
positive collaboration that will benefit our students," said Randy Burchfield,
executive director of secondary schools, GPISD.
John Katzman, CEO and founder of The Princeton Review, said, "The Princeton
Review is very excited to work with a school district that has been recognized
by the state of Texas for its academic achievements and innovative educational
programs customized for the special needs of its diverse student population."
This is an incredible opportunity for all high school students in Galena Park
ISD, especially those who will be first-generation college-bound and those
who come from homes where English is not the primary language," commented
Roel Piseno, Director of Educational Partnerships, Southwest Region for The
........Galena Park ISD also plans to offer a similar test prep class for students
interested in taking the ACT.