By Eric Westervelt
The SAT is undergoing major changes for 2016.
And, as of today, students — for free — can tap into new online study prep tools from Khan Academy, the online education nonprofit.
The partnership between Khan Academy and the College Board, which administers the SAT, could take a big bite out of the test prep-industrial complex; a multimillion dollar field that offers everything from $4,000 private tutoring courses to SAT prep shower curtains … for $28.99, plus shipping.
And both organizations are working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to make both online and in-person tutoring available at clubs for students who dont have computers, internet access or a supportive or safe place to study.