Shmoop Levels the Playing Field with Updated Resources as Students Prepare for the Redesigned SAT Exam

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As worries increase over the fairness of the redesigned SAT exam, Shmoop offers updated prep to be sure all students have access to the resources they need.

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I want my students to be successful, and that's why I equip them with Shmoop.

After the College Board redesigned the SAT® exam last year, concerns came rushing in. Particularly about the math section of the exam, which critics said put English Language Learners and other students at a disadvantage because of the wordiness of the real-world word problems. A test that, according to the College Board, was supposed to promote "equity and opportunity," ended up creating an even larger divide.

That's where Shmoop comes in. Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital publisher known for its award-winning test prep and certified online courses, is all about creating materials that are accessible to all students. And their SAT Exam Prep is no exception. Shmoop's student-speak—not to mention their affordable prices—allow everyone to get the resources they need to succeed in standardized testing.

Students start by taking a diagnostic exam, which will help them determine what they know and what they're just pretending to know. Next, they can brush up with comprehensive review for the reading, writing and language, math, and essay sections of the exam. Once they feel ready, it's off to hundreds of drill questions, with engaging answer explanations and video playlists to be sure they're picking up what Shmoop is putting down. Finally, there are four full-length practice exams that mimic the actual test; that way students can better pace themselves on the big day. With thousands of flashcards and access to infinite math drills in the form of Math Shack, there's nothing Shmoop doesn't offer.

"My students want to prove to themselves and to others: 'This is who I am and this is how good I can be.' I want my students to be successful, and that's why I equip them with Shmoop," says Lawrence Smith, a veteran teacher who serves as an associate for the Hillsborough Community College Reach-Out Program in Florida and used Shmoop's SAT prep with his students. "This program really works."

Students and teachers looking for individual or small group access can subscribe to Shmoop and get access to SAT prep along with hundreds of other test prep guides, including an SAT Teacher Guide, PSAT® Prep, and prep for SAT Subject Tests™; and Online Courses, including an SAT Crash Course. Schools and districts can get bulk discounts on already below-market-rate materials by contacting sales(at)shmoop(dot)com.

About Shmoop

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Their Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 15 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.

SAT is a registered trademark and SAT Subject Tests are an owned trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these products. PSAT/NMSQT is a registered trademark of the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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