Coaching for the SAT: A Summary of the Summaries and an Update


  • Donald E. Powers

    1. Senior Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service, Mail Stop 17-R Princeton, NJ 08541. His specialization is educational measurement.
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Why is it important to investigate the effectiveness of coaching for a test such as the SAT? How can you evaluate the effectiveness of coaching? What are some common misconceptions? What do we know and what is still unclear about the effects of coaching? What can we tell students and their families about the results of coaching studies ?