Associate Dean of College Guidance
Ivy Brewer has been a member of Darlington’s college guidance staff since 2007. As associate dean of college guidance, she has visited more than 200 college campuses and has been designated a Certified Educational Planner. Ivy holds a B.A. from the University of Georgia, an M.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University and graduate certificate in college counseling from University of California Los Angeles Extension. She is a member of both the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling. Ivy also serves on the Board of Directors for SACAC. She and her daughter, Molly (’20), live on campus.
Upper School: 'PrepMe' Provides Free Online SAT Test Prep
2/5/2013 9:18:00 AM, 1,355 views
Naviance Family Connection is the web-based college counseling system used by Darlington students to research colleges, assess their choices, and gather data for their application process. Every Upper School student at Darlington has access to free online SAT test prep through our Naviance Family Connection system. The test prep software is called PrepMe. (Darlington has purchased this software for our students’ use. If students were to purchase PrepMe individually, the cost would be $299 per student.)
“PrepMe has built an impressive adaptive learning platform that can deliver academic content based on the needs of each individual student. By emphasizing those areas where students need assistance rather than reviewing areas students have already mastered, learning is more efficient. By focusing on individual needs, students are more engaged, and learning is more effective,“ says Stephen K. Smith, the president of Hobsons K-12. “Our experience shows that when test prep is presented within Naviance Family Connection, students use it more frequently and more intentionally than when it is yet another program available to them.”
PrepMe asks students to take an initial test to determine areas of strength and weakness. Using these results, PrepMe customizes a course for each student, using interactive lessons, quizzes, and full-length tests to create a path to success.
To access Naviance Family Connection and PrepMe, students click on the Naviance Family Connection link on the Darlington home page (found just below where they check their grades). Students use their Darlington email address as their user ID . Whatever password they have chosen for their Darlington email is used as their password for Naviance as well. On the Naviance home screen, the link to PrepMe is found on the left hand side of the page under ‘Resources’. (A PrepMe tutorial is available under the ‘Links’ section on Naviance Family Connection.)
For more information, please contact the College Guidance Office.
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