For the first time since 2005, College Board is making changes with the SAT. Well, actually, Educational Testing Services made the changes as offered through College Board. But, all students and colleges really care about is the new format, expectations, and outcomes.
The test goes into action spring 2016, so sophomores and freshmen get ready! The changes are intended to capitalize on student learning in class and less on how well they are coached to perform on a standardized test. That doesn’t mean that preparation isn’t still important in the way of test prep programs, but it does mean that more is at stake in the classroom and that coaching will be even more dependent on process thinking and less on strategies for guessing. For now, check out the update at www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign.