The College Board’s President and CEO, David Coleman, announced yesterday at the South by Southwest Education festival in Austin, Texas that over 1 million students have already used the free Khan Academy SAT prep software for the new SAT test. He elaborated that this exceeded the number of students who used paid SAT services combined. At every income level.
The Khan Academy partnership has been a major selling point for the College Board as it fights to reestablish the SAT’s market dominance. And, to be quite frank, the “potential to make test scores more colorblind” argument, which for the record we fully support, does serve the College Board when it markets the test directly to states.
But we want to use this opportunity to ask you, our readers, what your thoughts are on the Khan Academy. We’d love to know if you used it and, if so, what you thought. Did you find it effective? Did you find a need to augment it with other commercial services? Do you think others may need to augment it with individualized tutoring or other commercial services? Please comment below so our other readers can make better decisions about their SAT preparations.