We needed to bridge the growing disparity in SAT scores by income.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2010
DOME Exam Prep, a fresh thinking Exam Prep Start-Up, announced today that it has launched its online SAT Prep Course (http://domesatreview.com) free to all students. Their catalog of material includes over 100 study guides designed to provide a comprehensive yet focused math, reading, and writing review, a database of 5,000 plus SAT vocabulary building flashcards, practice tests under simulated conditions, as well as tailored SAT practice drills.
For students finalizing college choices, their SAT test score is the last critical factor they can control. However, as prep courses edge higher in costs – often over $2,000 – many students forgo any preparation altogether. The income disparity hasn’t gone unnoticed with many parents pushing the topic into the spotlight.
The College Board, the creators of the SAT, published a research study showing that students who reported family incomes of less than $20,000 a year averaged a 1321 SAT score whereas students who reported family incomes of $200,000 a year averaged a 1702 SAT Score. The disparity of this is a 381 point gap for those who can’t afford the pricey prep programs currently on the market. College Board President, Gaston Caperton, emphasized that not all students have access to SAT Prep programs.
Michael Campbell, Co-Founder and President of DOME Exam Prep shared that their mission “was clear in the beginning – we needed to bridge the growing disparity in SAT scores by income. We strategized for months to create a business model that would work; and our timing couldn’t be better for families of all income levels.”
DOME Exam Prep’s free SAT prep course is a rigorous one designed to boost test scores by 200 plus points; typically a $300 fee by most companies. For students that need tailored help, DOME Exam Prep offers value added services on an ‘a-la-carte’ basis. Students are able to choose only what they need, such as essay grading from previous ETS graders, live online instruction, or live tutor help - all options at very reasonable prices.
“The business model they chose indeed serves everyone - underprivileged students have equal access to dynamic learning tools, middle class income students save money, and DOME Exam Prep as a business is poised to further support post-secondary educational access, while realizing adoption of its value added services,” said Dr. David Austin, President of Ivy League USA, a coeducational leadership program.
DOME Exam Prep has clearly identified a market need, and it may indeed change SAT Test Prep as an industry.
About DOME Exam Prep LLC.:
DOME Exam Prep is a privately held test prep publishing and technology company based in Los Angeles. As a leading innovator for proficiency and standardized achievement tests, DOME focuses much of its attention on tools that increase memory retention for various human learning styles. The company is committed to higher student achievement and provides resources for students and their parents to assist in college readiness, test preparation, and college path navigation. Visit DOME Exam Prep for more information.