The Official SAT Question of the Day

SAT Question of the Day provides users with practice questions for the SAT. After launching the app, the Question of the Day appears and users answer it by selecting one of the provided choices. The app immediately indicates if they answered correctly. If incorrect, users may select another answer. Once the correct answer is selected (even if by process of elimination), users can tap the “Explanation” tab to read the justification. Additionally, after answering the question, users can tap the “Question Stats” button to view information about the question. To access former questions of the day, users can…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.8
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 7.7

7.3

Official SAT Question of the Day: A Best App for Test Prep

Summary : Making the SAT Part of Your Daily Practice

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SAT Question of the Day provides users with practice questions for the SAT. After launching the app, the Question of the Day appears and users answer it by selecting one of the provided choices. The app immediately indicates if they answered correctly. If incorrect, users may select another answer. Once the correct answer is selected (even if by process of elimination), users can tap the “Explanation” tab to read the justification. Additionally, after answering the question, users can tap the “Question Stats” button to view information about the question. To access former questions of the day, users can tap the lined button on the top right of the screen.

Instructional Ideas

  1. As part of a classroom routine in math or English, teachers can project a Question of the Day from this app to start class. Students will have to answer the question. After all students have had an opportunity to answer it, teachers can call on one or more students and ask them to explain why they chose the answer they did.
  2. After students become familiar with the question format used by this app, teachers can have students write their own questions using an Office app that model the ones found in this app. Students can then email their questions to their teacher, and the teacher can use them to create a practice SAT quiz.
  3. For a review, teachers can have students answer 5-10 questions in a specific category (e.g., reading, writing, or math) and then analyze their performance. Questions to guide their analysis include: (1) Were the questions easy or challenging? What made you feel that way? (2) Did you understand the explanations for each of the questions? (3) If you scored lower than you would have liked, what can you do to improve your score? Students can compose their responses using an Office app and email it to their teacher.
  4. Teachers can assign pairs of students a question to complete and then present. In preparation, students will have to solve the problem and explain how they solved it to their classmates. For math problems, students will have to present the steps they took to solve the problem. For reading or writing problems, students will have to explain how they rationalized the correct answer. Teachers can have 1-3 pairs of students present each day until all pairs have presented.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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