Khan Academy Gets Rare Partnership To Close Wealth Gap In College Test Prep

Good to see the SAT innovate. Glad to see Sal try and get more kids learning how to do better in the future too!

TechCrunch

Widely popular online learning platform Khan Academy closed a rare exclusive partnership with the College Board to bring free test prep software to the masses. As the College Board overhauls the panic-inducing SAT admissions exam, it’ll be giving Khan Academy access to actual test questions in the hopes of creating a sophisticated learning program aimed at test prep otherwise reserved to wealthier students.

“So big picture success is that access to college (and success in life) becomes much less dependent on income and much more dependent on merit,” Khan Academy Founder, Sal Khan, writes to me.

“We think we can make the playing field more level by making the best-in-class tool and making it free. We hope that beyond individual students, these tools become adopted by after-school and college readiness programs.”

With a huge influx of donations from Silicon Valley’s most notable philanthropists, Khan Academy quickly evolved from a…

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