The College Board has announced a partnership with the Khan Academy, the education nonprofit, which will now offer free on-line test prep for the 2016 revamped SAT.
With the College Board undertaking its first major overhaul of the SAT in a decade for 2016, and its partnership with Khan academy seeking to level the playing field across takers, will we start to see a closing of the socioeconomic gap on test scores?
- Shannon Lopez expert @Christina Taber-Kewene - I love that this partnership is happening and think this should be a great step toward closing the gap. However, the ability for students to access this online will still have a socioeconomic gap associated with it. So how do we get this into schools and get kids the time to use the school computers/devices if they don't have access on their own? I have faith in Khan that they'll work diligently to make sure kids know they have access and give them ideas on how to get that access.
- Christina Taber-Kewene expert I know they are rolling it out across Boys and Girls clubs in a pilot program, which is one step. It would be great to see Khan working directly with charter and public schools in underserved areas.