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.
If you want to start early and finish in time for the December Selective Enrollment exam and the Catholic school exam, then the workshop starting Saturday, October 5th is for you. Enjoy winter break knowing all that test prep is behind you.
If you plan to take the Selective Enrollment exam near the end of the testing window and maximize the time available for test prep, then choose one of the workshops that run from November to January. With both a Tuesday and a Saturday option starting in November, you can easily make up missed sessions by attending the alternate class day in any given week.
November 26 – 30 and December 21-31.
Menomonee Club / Drucker Center
1535 N. Dayton St.
Chicago, IL 60642
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.
The course is geared toward 7th graders who attend CPS or charter schools and will take the MAP test in May/June to qualify for the Selective Enrollment exam in 8th grade. Private and Catholic school students are also welcome to register, but they will likely not take their qualifying MAP test until fall of their 8th grade year. We recommend non-CPS students take our Ultimate 8th Grade Test Prep Workshop to prepare for the fall MAP test dates as well as other high school admissions exams. Look here for more information about the application process for Chicago-area high schools.
Our Academic Center Test Prep class for 6th graders includes a pre- and post-workshop assessment as well as strategy discussions, practice sections, and review of core concepts at each session.
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.