New SAT May Be Boon for Test-Prep Business

Bill Ames

Bill Ames, a former high school teacher, founded the Ames Seminars to help students prepare for the SAT. He says they're right to be nervous about the new test; it's almost twice as long, and, for many kids, more difficult. Elaine Korry, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Elaine Korry, NPR

On Saturday, more than 300,000 teenagers will sit down to take the new SAT test — longer and more difficult than its predecessors, and for the first including a mandatory essay. The changes are making students more anxious than ever, and creating a boom for the test-preparation business.

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