With SAT scores at their lowest levels in years (see "SAT stays at lowest levels in nearly a decade"), two of the country's largest test-prep course providers are pairing with video game companies for the first time, to give students another way to practice for these oft-dreaded exams.

Aspyr Media Inc.'s "futureU" PC game, designed with Kaplan Inc. to help students study for the SATs using simple math, reading, and writing games, is now selling for $40. A portable version for the handheld Nintendo DS is expected to be available in mid-October for $30, and a downloadable version is also...

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