SAT Practice Makes Perfect

Deven Blight and Matthew Trusewicz, reporters     With the SAT coming up after spring break, many students and teachers are preparing for the test.   “We’ve been doing a lot of prep in our English and math classes,” junior Jake Baker said. “ I have been doing practices from Khan Academy.”   Math teacher Katherine Barbour has been doing SAT practice with her Pre-Calculus classes everyday.   “Every single day we’ve been doing warm ups with SAT questions of the day, basically just talking about finding keywords, why they put certain answer choices in, how they’re trying to confuse you, basically just tips on answering certain questions so they feel familiar when they show up.”   Extra help may be worth it for students looking to increase their scores, with research from The College Board finding that extra study can result in higher scores.   “New data shows studying for the SAT for 20 hours on free Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy is associated with an average score gain of 115 points, nearly double the average score gain compared to students who don’t use Khan Academy,” according to The College Board’s website.    

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