ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwire - Sep 25, 2012) - The College Board, a nonprofit that oversees the SAT and AP programs, released its 2011 SAT results, revealing that 43 percent of 2011 college-bound seniors met the SAT's college and career readiness benchmark. Nearly 1.65 million students took the SAT in 2011, the largest and most diverse group in the exam's history.
Dr. Raymond Huntington, founder and chairman of Huntington Learning Center, expressed enthusiasm about the results.
"The SAT's college and career readiness benchmark was developed based on a study of students at more than 100 colleges and universities and is shown to be a strong predictor of a student's success in college," said Dr. Huntington. "We're pleased to learn that more students are working toward college, and are eager to play our part in helping those students be prepared for college-level course work."
The College Board's SAT benchmark -- a score of 1550 (the combined Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing score) -- defines its criteria for college success as a 65 percent probability of achieving a B- grade point average. It uses the first-year GPA as its college performance metric.
"At Huntington, we work to help students prepare for the SAT, but more importantly, our goal is to help young people become better students overall," said Dr. Huntington. "Our proven SAT prep program identifies students' areas of weakness and helps them improve those areas. With a record number of students taking the SAT, we will continue to help students through this one-to-one, diagnostic approach, helping them achieve their goals on the SAT and get prepared for college."
For more information, please contact Huntington Learning Center at 1-800-CAN-LEARN or visit http://huntingtonhelps.com/.
Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided quality instruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading, phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and science subjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general science through physics. They also prepare students for state and standardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams and the SAT and ACT and provide free school tutoring to eligible schools.