Saturday's SAT

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 09:34

Get ready, get set, pick up your pencils. Meet the New SAT. Not the same as the old one. Bid adieu to abstruse SAT vocabulary words of wisdom.

The College Board has launched a revamped SAT test today, with promises to strengthen the test’s predictive validity and more closely reflect the skills that college students really need.

Here are a few of the changes:

They're back to a top score of 1600, there's no penalty for wrong answers and you get more time for each section.

While many of the updates may actually make sense, others have left experts scratching their heads.

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

More on what's changed, what hasn’t and why it matters for students today.