New SAT May Be Boon for Test-Prep Business 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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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.

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

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