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A 2009 literature review examining studies of SAT coaching found that the effect of coaching is typically 10-20 points on math section and 5-10 points on the critical reading section Briggs.

However, a 2017 study enrolled students to study the "Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy" for 20 hours and found average score gains of 115 points. Studying for just 7 hours boosted scores by 90 points New Data Links 20 Hours of Personalized Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to 115-Point Average Score Gains on Redesigned SAT. The College Board says that part of the reason was likely because the new SAT "is now more aligned with material students are learning in school" Strauss.

Briggs, D. C. (2009). Preparation for College Admission Exams. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED505529.pdf College Board. (2017). New Data Links 20 Hours of Personalized Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to 115-Point Average Score Gains on Redesigned SAT. https://www.collegeboard.org/releases/2017/average-score-gains-on-redesigned-sat Strauss, V. (2017). Can coaching truly boost SAT scores? For years, the College Board said no. Now it says yes. . https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/05/09/can-coaching-truly-boost-sat-scores-for-years-the-college-board-said-no-now-it-says-yes/