What is SARA™ LEVEL 1?

SARA™ LEVEL 1 is completed by all of our 9th graders and gives students their first glimpse into how the curricula in their high school math, reading, and writing courses will appear on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT.

The best part is, each lesson is introduced by Ray Dass himself in a quick and simple video and reinforced by multiple practice questions!


All SARA™ Levels are divided into 3 tracks that directly mirror the sections of the PSAT, SAT, and ACT: Reading, Writing, and Math.

  • The Reading track builds essential Critical Thinking Skills and Reading Strategies that transcend the boundaries of these 3 tests. In this track, students will be exposed to classic fictional works from U.S. and World Literature such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Dracula! Students will also dive into U.S. founding documents, Presidential Addresses, and passages in the Great Global Conversation that argue for freedom, civil rights, and more!
  • The Writing track takes Grammar to a whole new level using real-world examples and easy to understand memory aids. This curriculum exposes students to rules they may not have learned in school and reinforces the intricacies of the English language that may have been forgotten.
  • The Math track provides an exceptional review of Fundamental Math Skills, an in-depth overview of the most heavily tested concepts in Algebra 1, and a preview of high school Geometry. This track aims to build fluency in a variety of mathematical situations by simplifying how we approach math!
For students following a standard MATH curriculum