Books: Non-Fiction

SAT Bronx: Do You Know What Bronx Kids Know?

Book - Non-fiction. By Bronx Leadership Academy. 2008. Public high school students turn the tables on high-stakes testers, uncovering the strengths and skills that youth call on every day.
Themes: Education

SAT_BronxTake the hot new test on the complex problems facing urban youth . . .

  • Study the vocabulary
  • Read the passages
  • Answer the questions
  • See how well you score!

Fourteen Bronx public high school students turn the tables on high-stakes testers in SAT Bronx, uncovering the strengths and skills that urban youth call on every day.

Can you decode the lingo of the streets? Account for how public transit fares treat some riders better than others? Get out of a fight without making yourself a target? Stay true to your culture and your national identity? Figure out the reality behind a military recruiter’s pitch? Get yourself the education you deserve?

SAT Bronx asks readers to pay close attention to the words and experiences of urban youth—then to analyze the implications of the solutions they choose. Answering its multiple-choice questions, test-takers must consider important issues of multiculturalism and equity, knowledge and skills, and the assumptions that underlie our thinking about what urban youth know and can do.

Discussion questions for both youth and adults follow each section.

Free PDF download available at www.nextgenerationpress.org. Also, available for purchase.