Kaplan Test Prep Comments on New SATⓇ Practice Resources from Khan Academy and SAT Test Maker

Press Contacts: Russell Schaffer, russell.schaffer@kaplan.com, 212.453.7548
Twitter: @KapTestNews, @KaplanSATACT

New York, NY (June 2, 2015) — The following statement regarding practice resources for the new SAT unveiled today by Khan Academy and the College Board comes from Seppy Basili, vice president of college admissions and K-12 programs, for Kaplan Test Prep:

“It’s terrific that Khan Academy and the College Board are making SAT practice resources available for students of all income levels. Kaplan has been providing free SAT prep resources for years and applauds the effort to take some of the mystery and stress out of high stakes standardized tests. In fact, by offering SAT prep, the test maker not only validates it, but also calls attention to its importance in test success, which in our experience has only been positive for our students and our business.

At Kaplan, we will continue to develop programs and resources that provide our students with a competitive edge. We know from experience that successful test prep relies not just on practice but also on having a good strategy and a good coach to guide, mentor and support students. We invest countless hours and deploy the talents of many experts towards developing teaching and learning materials that enable our students to benefit from caring, engaging, expert instruction supported by innovative technology and evidence-based learning science — all with the goal of building student confidence and improving outcomes. We look forward to preparing students for the new SAT.”

To speak with a Kaplan expert regarding the upcoming SAT changes and what they mean for students, contact Russell Schaffer at 212-453-7538 or russell.schaffer@kaplan.com. For an overview of the changes, go to www.satchange.com. For a 45-second video overview of the SAT changes, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNdh_TYxijA. Subsequent Kaplan Test Prep videos will dive deeper into the structure of the new SAT, as well as specific exam sections.”

SAT® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

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Kaplan Test Prep (www.kaptest.com) is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. With a comprehensive menu of online offerings as well as a complete array of print books and digital products, Kaplan offers preparation for more than 90 standardized tests, including entrance exams for secondary school, college and graduate school, as well as professional licensing exams for attorneys, physicians and nurses.  Kaplan also provides private tutoring and graduate admissions consulting services. Additionally, Kaplan operates new economy skills training (NEST) bootcamps designed to provide immersive training in skills that are in high demand in today’s job market and prepare participants for hire.

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