Thursday, September 11, 2008
Playing Games To Prep For SATs
With reports showing a declining score from SAT tests, it isn't really surprising that the SAT creators are finding new ways to prep students and attract them to their tests -- put the prep test into video games, "FutureU" and "My SAT Coach".
"Both Kaplan and say the games are just one aspect of the plethora of test-prep materials and courses they provide. But as video games, along with social networking sites like Facebook, become a larger part of students' lives, it "makes sense to take our curriculum and deliver it in a fun way," said Kristen Campbell, director of Kaplan's college prep programs."
This may be the best way to prep a student for that future college major in Nintendo Anthropology. How about that Criminal Science Degree in Grand Theft Auto maybe?