1. (Leohardt,David). For Low-Income Students Considering College, a Nudge to Aim High
(2013, September 25) New York Times
2. Category of Problem: Education
3. Level of Problem: National
4. This article concerns:
The group that administers the SAT has begun a nationwide outreach program to try to persuade more low-income high school seniors who scored high on standardized tests to apply to select colleges.
5. Why is this article important?
This article is important because many low income families whose children attend high school and have SAT scores in the top 15 percent of test takers will receive pacakages of information sent by the College Board to inform students about appyling to the top colleges and will include application fee waivers to six colleges of their choice.
The program is a wonderful program to help low income students with high test scores to apply to college, but many of those students do not apply or don't even attend so this will be a good way to communicate to students about applying and attending college after graduating high school.
6. What are your views?