It seems as if a year doesn’t go by that TJ isn’t tinkering with the admissions process: removal of quantitative comparisons, paragraph reordering, on-site SIS (student information sheet) administration, holistic evaluation for 2nd cut, SIS math challenge. The changes appear to be good overall, but it does keep those of us in the test preparation business on our toes.
Don’t wait until the last minute to prepare; enroll in our test preparation program for 7th graders. We are offering a math drill class every Tuesday from 7:00 – 7:55 pm, and a reading drill from 6:00 – 6:55pm to help students get the best scores possible on the SSAT, HSPT, or TJ admissions test.
This program is a supplement to, not a replacement of, our regular 8th grade comprehensive six-week summer/fall TJ prep program. The purpose of the drills is to thoroughly review and drill math concepts and practice reading skills to establish the base for the six-week class.
This one is for the birds
This weekend one of my students reported that he had gotten the following math challenge as part of the Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology Student Information Sheet administration. Applicants wrote answers to three SIS prompts and were given the following math question: