New SAT test administered to US students

March 8, 2016

The redesigned version of the SAT was recently administered to US college applicants for the first time. According to the College Board, the SAT was redesigned with the intent to “provide a more accurate measure of a student’s college and career readiness.” The new SAT no longer penalizes respondents for guessing, and now requires students to analyze text instead of responding to open-ended questions. The writing section is also optional. As a result of the revisions, the top score for the SAT has returned to 1600 points from 2400. According to Inside Higher Ed, the College Board and Khan Academy now offer free preparation assistance for the SAT in order to minimize socio-economic advantages. Inside Higher Ed | NPR