Some students are disadvantaged with standardized tests as they can’t afford expensive preparation courses. We’re hoping to help bridge that gap by making vocabulary training free to everyone... Our scholarships and school grants are an extra incentive.
Memphis, TN (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Internet4classrooms.com is now offering two more ways for Students and Schools to "Win" simply by mastering SAT/ACT Vocabulary. Students achieving 100% mastery of at least 25 vocabulary quizzes per month on the Internet4Classrooms website are automatically entered to win a $100 scholarship. At least two students will win each month. A $200 grant will be given each month to the school with the highest ratio of correct quizzes per student. The first monthly contest period is March with the first grant and scholarships to be awarded on April 5, 2011. Quizzes completed in January and February will also be considered as part of the totals for the month of March.
Internet4Classrooms offers free daily SAT/ACT vocabulary quizzes which cover a total of 5,000 vocabulary words over a 365 day period. The vocabulary words are presented as short "easy-to-learn" daily lists and quizzes. Students receive email progress reports and updates as they work their way through the comprehensive 5000 word list that is sure to offer strong preparation for the SAT/ACT’s demanding verbal sections. Students pick mentors who monitor their progress and receive a weekly achievement report.
Internet4Classrooms cofounder Susan Brooks says “Some students are disadvantaged with standardized tests as they can’t afford expensive preparation courses. We’re hoping to help bridge that gap by making vocabulary training free to everyone. We have seen first-hand the positive effect that these types of free resources can have providing valuable preparation and we want to share them. Our scholarships and school grants are an extra incentive."
More about Internet4Classroom's SAT/ACT Vocabulary Enrichment Program:
- The program is 100% free.
- Teachers, mentors, and guidance counselors can register their students and receive weekly updates on their progress.
- Students study the words and their definitions and then take diagnostic quizzes.
- Students can retake the quizzes until they have mastered each daily word list.
- Students who are taking the SAT/ACT test soon can compress their preparation time by working with more than one list per day – anyone can work ahead or go back for additional word lists.
- Middle school (and even upper elementary) students can start expanding their vocabulary now so that they’ll breeze through standardized tests when they get to high school.
A strong vocabulary is critical for success in higher education admissions and beyond:
- Did you know that standardized test scores and high school GPA are the two biggest factors in college admissions decisions? Both of these are highly dependent on a strong vocabulary.
- Writing and critical reading make up two of the SAT’s three sections and greatly reward strong vocabularies.
- Standardized test scores are not set in stone. Students can significantly raise their scores with consistent practice and training.
Between now and March 31, 2011, students who achieve 100% mastery on 25 or more quizzes per month (unlimited retakes are allowed and encouraged) will be automatically entered to win $100. At least two students will win each month. A grant of $200 will be awarded to the school with the greatest number of correct quizzes divided by the size of the school's student body population. Teachers and school administrators should email Bill Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a grant code for their school's students, so that quizzes are properly credited to the school.
In February, 1997, Susan Brooks and Bill Byles began a collaborative effort to extend assistance to fellow teachers. In November of 2000 that project expanded to a web presence known as Internet 4 Classrooms ("i4c"), a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is visited monthly by over 1 million teachers, parents and students of all ages on six of the seven continents (there are not many classrooms in Antarctica) and is available to anyone with an Internet connection. We do not charge a subscription fee. We welcome cooperative partnerships with individual classrooms, schools, school districts and school boards - please contact us for details.
Internet4Classrooms founders and executive management are available to the press for interviews regarding this program or any other educational topic. Please feel free to contact Bill Franklin at your convenience by email, bfranklin(at)internet4classrooms(dot)com, or telephone (786-242-2314)