Free SAT Prep for High School Students
|Thursday, August 11, 2005||
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Governor, Superintendent Unveil Statewide Online Prep Course
MARIETTA , GA – Governor Sonny Perdue and Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox today unveiled the state's new free online SAT prep class – www.satonlinecourseschool.com – during a school assembly at Sprayberry High School in Cobb County . The online class is available at no cost to all public high school students in Georgia . The next administration of the SAT is October 8. Students are encouraged to use this new online resource and begin practicing today.
“Every student across Georgia can use this free online SAT class at their own convenience,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “Students will able to take drills and practice tests and then review the results to determine their strengths as well as the areas where they need more work. Thanks to this resource, our students will be better prepared for the SAT.”
“This is an incredible tool available to all of our public high school students,” said Superintendent Kathy Cox. “This program can make a big difference in a student's readiness for the SAT. I hope our students will log on as soon as possible and start using this great resource.”
The College Board's Official SAT Prep Course Online is the only online course developed by the test maker. T he program will be integrated into classroom instruction and used for independent study. Students may access the online course 24-hours a day from school, home or online. The course features:
- 18 lessons featuring interactive activities and multimedia content;
- Three full-length, official SAT practice tests;
- Over 600 practice questions, which follow SAT specifications;
- Explanations of answers to all questions;
- Automated essay scoring; and
- Personalized score reports for students; detailed student, class, school, and district-level reports for educators.
Online course student registration cards have been distributed to all of the state's public high schools, which will hand out the cards to students. The College Board has also distributed registration information to the state's public high schools and districts for administrators and teachers. To familiarize educators with the online course, the College Board and Georgia Department of Education have created a training program that features live training sessions to be held throughout the state. The College Board will be adding more practice tests later this month.
“We applaud Georgia 's initiative to promote equal educational opportunity by making the online course available to its students,” said Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board. “We are hopeful that other states will follow Georgia 's lead in making college preparation for all students a top priority.”