Wednesday, August 30, 2006

SAT Results Lower for Poorer Students. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 402

College Board reports largest drops in SAT scores since 1970s
as well as a decline in test takers, apparently from low-income
groups....Gaps among racial and ethnic groups continued to be significant on the SAT, including the new writing test, for which the first mean scores were released at the College Board’s annual SAT briefing on Tuesday.

What can librarians do to help? Parents need to be readers to encourage their children to choose that the SAT and other college tests are for them.

Many ideas here:
Library Service to Underserved Populations.Services to Adult New and Non-Readers
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