(From eSchool News September 2005 print edition)
Boston Test Prep Inc. (BTP), is making BTP Cares test preparation solution available free of charge to certain qualifying schools.
BTP Cares, a philanthropic program from BTP, is designed to help underserved students successfully prepare for the new SAT. Through BTP Cares, the company will donate its premium online SAT preparation program to any high school in the United States that demonstrates financial need. BTP estimates that its total donation could be valued at more than $5 million. Access to test-prep programs is more critical than ever, BTP says, given the College Board’s new SAT format and handwritten essay component.
“The SAT is such an important component of the college admissions process for high school students, but budget cuts have forced schools throughout the country to eliminate curriculum designed to prepare students for the exam,” said Ronald C. Pruett, Jr., chief executive officer of Boston Test Prep. “There is a considerable amount of fear related to the SAT–from school administrators and teachers to parents and students–especially in light of the new SAT. Boston Test Prep is rolling out BTP Cares to help schools and students around the country conquer the SAT.”
Application letters for the BTP Cares program are reviewed by an internal committee. Each approved school will receive unlimited access to BTP’s online SAT prep program for one year, for up to 100 students. Schools can submit application letters for the BTP Cares program online.