Posts Tagged ‘SAT’

SAT Registration Deadline Extended

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

The College Board has extended the late-registration deadline for the October test. From the college board website:

October SAT Late Registration Deadline Extended

The October SAT late registration deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Friday, September 19, 2008, for online and phone registrations. This extension does not apply to international registrations or paper registrations sent by mail.

SAT Prep – Bias Toward Wealthy

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Although Sara Rimes NY Times article “Class of 2008 Matches ’07 on the SAT” dwells on the general trends in SAT test scores, the disparity in scores between the haves and the have-nots particularly caught my attention. This is a persistent problem in the country’s educational system and does not serve us well as a nation. From a societal perspective it is unfair and short-sighted that children from poor homes who cannot afford private school and expensive test prep programs therefore have less of a chance of getting into good schools and winning good jobs.

Long term, the country needs a better public system of education. But in the short term one of my hopes for Mind Sparke Brain Fitness Pro is that it will help level the playing field. I’ve kept the price under $50 and at some point I’d like to develop a program for providing it at a discount for students.

With Brain Fitness Pro a test taker can boost his or her scores regardless of his or her socio-economic status.