$20,000 Reasons Why ConnectHome Nation Students Need the Internet
$20,000 Reasons Why ConnectHome Nation Students Need the InternetCollege Board Communications
We know that access to the internet is still not a given for all students, particularly for low-income students and those in rural areas. A new ConnectHome post takes on the "homework gap" and how access to technology can make all the difference for successfully navigating the college admission process.
- Access to the internet means that students can practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy.
- Practicing for just 20 hours on OSP is linked to average score gains of 115 points on the SAT.
- Higher SAT scores often mean more opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.
"According to the Princeton Review, students who excel on standardized tests receive merit scholarships up to $20,000 at many top colleges across the country. On top of that, a moderate improvement of 100 points on the SATs can lead to an $8000 increase in scholarship funding over the course of a student’s college experience. For low income families, this can mean the difference between being able to afford college for their children or otherwise."
Read the full post here.