ERIC Number: EJ701156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-26
Reference Count: N/A
So, Your Children Are College Bound ... but Are They SAT Ready? Parents Play a Key Role in Preparing Students to Standardized Tests, Experts Agree
Keels, Crystal L.
Black Issues in Higher Education, v21 n1 p33 Feb 2004
Parents are an essential component in their children's SAT success, says Starlett Craig, director of outreach and enrichment programs at Clemson University in South Carolina. Clemson is home to a successful two-week SAT summer camp, where students are immersed in workshops that prepare them for the exam. But whether a child goes to a SAT camp or not, Craig insists that parents are perhaps the most important part of the equation in their children's SAT success. Craig explains that at the beginning of every summer workshop parents are invited to come and learn about the resources available to students in preparation for the SAT. Along with parents, Craig notes that brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grandparents, too, come to the Clemson workshop to get involved. This document stresses the importance of parent involvement in preparing their child for the SAT's.
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Parent Participation, College Bound Students, Workshops, Parent Role, Test Coaching, Test Wiseness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York; South Carolina
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: SAT (College Admission Test)