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ERIC Number: ED562660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Coaching and the SAT® I. Research Notes. RN-06
Powers, Donald E.; Camara, Wayne J.
College Entrance Examination Board
The relationship between coaching and subsequent performance on the SAT I is a complex issue. Overall, anecdotal reports from one or two students and even studies that gauge the effects of coaching by examining the score gains for students who have enrolled in these programs are highly misleading and will not present an accurate picture of the true effects of coaching. Collectively, these studies indicate that coaching does have some benefit. However, though consistent, the effect is small. A typical student enrolling in a formal test preparation program can expect a total score gain of between 25 to 32 total points on the verbal and math sections beyond what they could expect to gain without attending such a program.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)