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SAT Scores Low, Lake Forest High Steps up Preparation

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FELTON, Del. – SAT test scores from last year show that many students did not meet college readiness benchmarks. Some schools like Lake Forest High School noticed the problem and have been working overtime to help better their students for the exam.

According to College Board, just 43 percent of students who took the SATs in 2013 had scores that showed they would succeed in their first year of college. The new report had people concerned about whether or not high schoolers are being prepared for college.

Lake Forest High School leaders say after sending home a senior survey to families, they noticed that some of their students were not being prepared enough. Now they are pushing more than ever to get them ready for the big exam.

"Everything we do in the classroom now is not just surrounded around state testing. It's all about the next level," said Lake Forest High School Counselor Ivy Truitt. "We're talking about SATs in our classes, all classes. There are SAT questions in class, in PE, Health, Drivers Ed. We're trying to make sure that every kid has the opportunity."

The school is also offering after school SAT sessions and classroom presentations. There's even a workshop to get parents involved.

Seniors like Shannon Sussman say everything the school has done helped her do well on her SAT exam.

"I was a little nervous because it is a major test. But once I realized that the questions were questions that we have been asked in class and prepared to answer then I knew that it was all going to be okay and that I was going to get a good score," said Sussman.

To find out more on what Lake Forest High School is doing to prepare their students, visit their website.

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