OTC Test Prep routinely jumps school-wide ACT and PreACT scores 1-3 points and SAT and PSAT scores 50-150 points.
OTC College Counseling tools will help your busy counselors efficiently assist students in finding their best-fit college at the lowest cost.
Because OTC is:
Motivational: We provide students with a “Why to Try.”
Engaging: Our courses are entertaining, encouraging, and captivating.
Concise and Easy-To-Use: Teachers are facilitators — they don’t have to create and teach the course. And students aren’t overwhelmed by our 8-page curriculum and 5-8 hours of instructional time per course.
Effective: Our 400+ school partners routinely see increases of 1-3 points on the ACT or 50-150 points on the SAT.
School-wide: ALL of your students – not just the highly-motivated or affluent – deserve the best test prep. We have courses for grades 9-12 and for all ability levels.
See a few short clips of our team’s entertaining, energetic, and fun teaching style.
Online and In-Person ACT, PreACT, SAT, and PSAT Test Prep for all students.
College Counseling tools for schools, counselors, students, and families.
These North Kansas City Schools achieved great school-wide results after ALL of their juniors went through the OTC curriculum.
Hear What Our Partners Are Saying
“With 100% of our students taking the ACT, our average is 22.2, just 0.1 lower than the last year only our college-bound students took it (when only 55% took the ACT). This is the first time we have ever been over 22 since then—a great conversation piece with our community. Thanks OnToCollege — looking forward to your helping us with the SAT.”
Kevin Shelton | Principal, Johnsburg High School, and former Illinois State Principal of the Year
“This year’s ACT report just landed on my desk. This is the first time in my 14 years as principal here that we broke the 20 mark! Remember, in Arkansas ALL juniors take the test! WOW! I credit OnToCollege ACT Prep! Thanks OTC, and thanks for the relationship we have developed with the company!”
Southside’s school-wide ACT scores
2018 – 20.0
2017 – 18.3
Roger Ried | Principal, Southside High School, AR
“I started my teaching career with the support of the OnToCollege program, and it has made all the difference in my ability to help my students prepare for the ACT. OTC has allowed me to work smarter and not harder in my teaching. Of all the ACT test prep programs I’ve used, it’s easily my favorite because of the results it produces when the exam scores come back.”
Derrick Ford | Teacher, Livingston Central High School, KY
By using OnToCollege, our school’s average ACT score keeps increasing and is now well above the state average with 100% taking the ACT. This is even more impressive because our poverty rate has also increased over the years and is well above that state average as well.
OnToCollege (OTC) has been preparing our students and strengthening our college-going culture at Weeping Water for the past eleven years. Our presentations of the OTC program happen during our school day. The program is easy to use, affordable, fun, and data shows it is effective. Weeping Water students and staff enjoy and look forward to Hammering the Grammar.
Gary Wockenfuss | Principal, Weeping Water High School, NE
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with OnToCollege Test Prep? Or OnToCollege Suite?
OnToCollege Test Prep includes At-Home Access for students, ACT Prep, ACT Fundamentals Prep (for students expected to score below 20), ACT Refresher Course (for students who have previously completed an ACT course), Aspire For Early High School Prep, PreACT Prep, PSAT Quick Power Prep, SAT Prep, SAT Fundamentals Prep (for students expected to score below 1000), SAT Refresher Course (for students who have previously completed an SAT course), and Study Skills & Test-Taking Strategies.
OnToCollege Suite includes all of the above, plus the College Counseling System: video collection, planning materials, financial resources, family action plans, parent checklists, and student timelines, PLUS three proprietary books: College Counselor’s Manual, America’s Most Affordable Colleges and our Platinum Guide for College: Finding Your Best Fit College at the Lowest Cost.
Our newest course, Middle School Matters, was created at the request of one of our partner school districts. MSM is a 12-video course to help 6th-8th grade students with ALL standardized tests, and covers three subjects: Grammar, Reading & Data Interpretation, and Math.
What is Study Skills & Test-Taking Strategies?
Study Skills is a stand-alone video, 20 minutes in length. John covers note taking, general study skills and habits, test preparation, etc. Test-Taking Strategies is 20 minutes in length. These videos can be shown individually, or together. They are a great resources for class periods where you are not able to get a substitute. Both videos are appropriate for middle school -12th grade. We’ve heard from seniors who wished they had them earlier, but know it will help them in college.
What is Middle School Matters?
Middle School Matters was developed upon request from an OTC partner school. The course helps students with ALL standardized tests and supplements their core Middle School curriculum. Three subject areas are covered: Grammar, Reading & Data Interpretation, and Math. All of the videos are appropriate for 6th-8th grade.
How many schools use OnToCollege with John Baylor?
Do you have any flyers or content that we can set out at our parent-teacher conferences?
Under ACT Course Materials there is a Communication Letter for families. It is in Word format so you can put it on your letterhead and change it any way you would like. It gives a good explanation of the course and why they are doing it.
What are your grading suggestions if our school offers OTC as a full semester course?
When teaching a full college prep course, it’s important to break up the ACT/SAT test prep days with other material to avoid burnout: resume writing, career/major research and selection, speakers, etc. If your school has purchased our College Counseling System, many of those videos and worksheets would also be appropriate material.
Grades could be given for:
- Participation (attendance, discussion, worksheets)
- Improvement (don’t grade based on their ACT/SAT actual score, but improvement should be expected throughout the class). Use of Solution Videos and Additional Prep on areas that need improvement.
- Completion of assignments.
- Writing prompt/s (use the rubric)
- College Counseling System worksheets (Academic Resume, College Comparison Worksheet, Counselor Recommendation Form, Deciphering Your Financial Aid Package, etc.)
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