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ERIC Number: ED562813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Preparing for the SAT® I: Reasoning Test--An Update. College Board Report No. 98-5
Powers, Donald E.
College Entrance Examination Board
To document the extent of special test preparation for the SAT I: Reasoning Test, a stratified random sample of some 6,700 students who registered to take the SAT in 1995-96 was surveyed. A smaller companion survey sought information about special preparation programs from a stratified random sample of secondary schools whose students take the SAT. The objectives were to: determine the availability, and incidence of use, of a variety of programs and resources designed to prepare students to take the SAT; describe some of the salient features of these resources; and estimate the amount of time (and money) that students spend on preparing for the test. Though the surveys differed slightly from similar surveys conducted in 1986-87, they were designed generally to enable comparison with the results of the earlier surveys. The student survey found that prospective SAT takers participate, to varying degrees, in a variety of preparation activities, and on average, students spend approximately 11 hours preparing for the SAT. The results of the school survey revealed that a slight majority (52 percent) of all secondary schools now offer programs to prepare students for the SAT, about the same proportion (49 percent) as in 1986-87. Two appendices are included: (1) Student Questionnaire; and (2) School Questionnaire.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)