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Ga. Governor Urges Free SAT Preparation

By Linda Jacobson — February 15, 2005 1 min read
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Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, has asked lawmakers for $1 million to give all the state’s high school students access to free SAT preparation on the Internet.

Crafted by the College Board, which administers the college-entrance exam, the online course would give students three practice tests and reports on their scores. The proposal is part of Gov. Perdue and state education Superintendent Kathy B. Cox’s ongoing effort to raise SAT scores in the state.

Last year, Mr. Perdue introduced the Governor’s Cup Challenge, a “friendly competition” in which high schools of similar size compete within regions to raise their schools’ average combined mathematics and verbal scores. The winning schools in each region receive a trophy and $2,000.

And one of Ms. Cox’s first moves after being elected in 2002 was to hire someone to focus specifically on raising SAT scores in the state. The state’s combined score last year was 987—49th in the nation.

A version of this article appeared in the February 16, 2005 edition of Education Week

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