Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rich curriculum = rich vocabulary

What does it mean when the average verbal SAT score is dropping, as has been reported recently? Demographic changes, sure.  More kids taking the test.  But thoughtful analysis shows it is actually the focus on memory and testing in elementary school, instead of on a content-rich curriculum. 

A savory, juicy, rich curriculum develops a big vocabulary - exactly what's needed for success on the SAT.  Seems simple doesn't it?  Read more in How to Stop the Drop in Verbal Scores from the NY Times.

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