SAT Prep Now Invades Even Distraction Techniques

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There’s now a cell phone application for SAT preparation. According to a piece by Caralee Adams in Education Week:

Now, there’s an app for your mobile phones and or iPad to run through practice questions and get test-taking tips. Watermelon Express has created a new app that students can use on the go for $24.99.

Guess it was just a matter of time before test prep moved to the mobile-device market. Many new services popped up online, including free ones, such as Number2.com. Students can also turn to the College Board’s practice page, which has recently been updated to be more user-friendly.

That does make sense. As long as students pay cell phone games, why not try and create games that might help increase SAT scores?

The actual effectiveness of using the Watermelon Express app, or any other company’s game, to improve SAT scores is unproven.

So now when high school kids aren’t paying attention in class, they may not be just texting; they may actually be studying. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

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