CB & test prep companies at odds over legitimacy of SAT study

December 1998
Electronic Education Report;12/23/98, Vol. 5 Issue 24, p4
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Reports on a dispute between out-of-school Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) tutoring firm Kaplan Educational Centers and Princeton Review over a study released by the College Board in New York City that calls into question the help tutoring programs offer students who take the SAT. Amount paid by students for the tutoring courses; Best way for students to prepare themselves for the SAT.


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