College Board Releases More Details About the Redesigned SAT

sample-new-SAT-questionToday we learned a bit more about the upcoming changes to the SAT test. According to The College Board, the redesigned test  “will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success,” and involves eight changes:

  • Relevant Words in Context
  • Command of Evidence
  • Essay Analyzing a Source
  • Focus on Math that Matters Most
  • Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts
  • Analysis in Science and in History/Social Studies
  • Founding Documents and Great Global Conversation
  • No Penalty for Wrong Answers

Read more about the College Board’s description of these changes here.

For a more extensive description of the changes check out The College Board’s report, Test Specifications for the Redesigned SAT

Here at A-List, it’s always been our strategy to teach above and beyond test-taking tips and tricks, so we’re prepared for whatever SAT changes lie ahead. Our goal with SAT and ACT test preparation is not only to improve our students’ test scores, but to ensure broad understanding and create lasting growth in their level of comprehension. Our work with the Common Core and the ACT also provides us with a very strong foundation for the new test, as the College Board has indicated that in format and substance the exam will integrate components reflecting CCSS and the ACT.

So bring it on redesigned SAT, we’re ready for you!

How would you do on the new SAT? Check out the Washington Post’s sample quiz!


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