Less than half of SAT-takers are ready for college

4 years ago

A new report from the College Board said that only 43% of teens who take the SAT met the College and Career Readiness Benchmark.

The SAT has three parts (each worth 800 points): math, writing and critical reading. The benchmark is a total score of 1550 or higher. Teens who meet the benchmark are more likely to:

1. enroll in a 4-year college

2. hold a GPA of B- or higher their first year at college

3. graduate with a bachelor's degree within 4 years

This 57% failure rate hasn't changed much since 2009 - just by 1%.

So who fares best on the SAT? Here are some scores:

1. Religiously affiliated schools average 1595

2. Independent schools average 1662

3. Public schools average 1474

So what can you do to help your teen increase their SAT score and be better equip for college in general? Brain training.

Brain training strengthens the cognitive skills that make learning ANYTHING easier and faster. By strengthening things like working memory, long-term memory, attention, processing speed, logic & reasoning and visual and auditory processing, you're actually raising your child's IQ! That's because IQ is simply a measurement of cognitive skills, and YES, it can be changed. You are NOT stuck with the IQ you are born with!

Here's what I read:

http://www.worldmag.com/2013/10/college_bound_students_unprepared_for_c…

Here's more info on brain training to prepare for college:

http://media.learningrx.com/free-articles/teens-and-college/

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