You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. Arbit from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Prepare My Students for the Biology SATII

My students need both SAT II test prep books and practice exams in order best to prepare for the subject test this coming May.

  • $985 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Applying for college is not a fun process. And it's even less fun assembling your application and realizing you can't even apply to certain programs because you have not taken the necessary tests. Please help prepare my students for the SAT II biology so they can apply to their top college choices.

Teaching at a charter high school in California is quite a unique experience.

My students are not only inspired to attend college, but many of them are applying to the best programs in the country. They aspire to become scientists, doctors and engineers. However, the biggest challenge that I have as an 11th grade teacher is to prepare my students for the SAT biology subject test. This test is required in order to apply to the top colleges in the country. And while my school has a program to prepare students for the SAT there is no effort to prepare students for the SAT II, a test that is equally important for college admission. My students are incredibly motivated to take this test and to succeed. And, with a bit of help, I know they will attain their goal.

My Project

My students have agreed to stay in class for 2 hour-long sessions each week to get preparation for the rigorous SAT biology exam. My struggle now is to provide them with the best tools to help them reach their always ambitious goals. SAT II test prep books will be an invaluable tool for my students since none of them have the financial means to buy these books themselves. Many of them have expressed a desire to review the material for themselves at home. They want to do everything they can to attain a good score on this exam. Yet, they need books, such as the Kaplan book, that will show them both the facts and vocabulary that are specifically required for the SAT II. In addition, they need access to practice tests to ensure that they become accustomed to the timed format of the test. With these methods, my students and I can together identify areas of weakness where they should focus their studying.

It's a constantly challenge for a teacher to help struggling students while at the same time pushing the highest-performing students forward.

Though I work constantly to have 100% of my students achieve a top score on the state administered biology exam, I wish to prepare my highest students even further for the SAT biology exam. By buying test prep books and practice tests for my class, my students will have access to all the tools they need to achieve their success.

Ms. Arbit
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Arbit is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kaplan SAT Subject Test Biology E/M 2010-2011 Edition Kaplan, Glenn E. Croston, Kaplan Test Prep • AKJ BOOKS $17.80 40 $712.00
10 Practice Exams for the SAT Subject Tests (SparkNotes Test Prep) SparkNotes Editors • AKJ BOOKS $12.70 1 $12.70

Materials cost

$724.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$836.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.68

Total project goal

$984.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$984.56

12 Donors

-$981.04

Donations toward project cost

-$836.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Jose","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[572498],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":483877,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-prepare-my-students-for-the-biology/483877/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Arbit","authorIds":{"572498":{"owner":"Ms. Arbit","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[483877],"proposalHash":"-346013796","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":124627,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjcyMDI=","Njc5Njgw","MjcwMTky","NzkyMTYy","NjY1OTQx","NzI4ODQ5","NzY0OTU1","MjYzMjE=","NzMyNTYx","NTg3MDE=","NDY3NTgz","Nzg3OTQy"],"teacherId":572498,"schoolCounty":"Santa Clara","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}