SAT 2016 Exam Changes

The College Board will make extensive changes to the scoring, content, and format of the SAT in 2016. The changes to the SAT will go live in March 2016 in the US, while other countries, including India, will get to take the redesigned SAT in May 2016.

While these changes will not affect fall 2016 applicants as they need to take the current SAT by  January 2016, students applying for the fall 2017 intake need to consider these changes carefully to take a call on which test to take, the current SAT  or the Redesigned SAT. Manya-The Princeton Review’s advice to students applying for fall 2017 intake is to take the current SAT. Don’t miss the remaining chances to take the current SAT and avoid unnecessary test anxiety next year!

Why take SAT now?

  • Take the current test with abundant practice material available with us
  • Don’t think about the new SAT, invest your time in preparing other aspects of your application
  • Take the known test with a clear target score. You won’t be able to set a target score till May 2016 as College Board will not make scores and concordance available earlier than May 2016 for the Redesigned SAT
  •  Admissions offices will continue to accept current SAT scores even in  fall 2017

Test takers for fall 2018, and those who want to take a shot at the Redesigned SAT will have a Manya-The Princeton Review’s  new SAT course coming their way soon. We help students with the right prep and guaranteed score improvements. Whether it is the current SAT or the new SAT, both will reward accuracy and speed.  Test strategies are essential to get higher scores!

The Princeton Review is a US based company that has more than thirty years’ history of preparing students for college through proven test prep methodologies for standardized tests including the SAT. Manya-The Princeton Review offers a range of prep options, from in-class instruction to tutoring options, along with online tools such as video lessons and practice exams. The courses are taught by expert instructors who know the test inside and out.

Our methodologies that focus on teaching strategies to crack the test enable us to offer a guarantee that students who prep with us will surely improve their score.  Students always get an edge with the SAT test prep offered by  Manya-The Princeton Review.

A quick look at the upcoming changes:

  Current SAT New SAT
Sections 3 sections
  • Math
  • Critical Reading
  • Writing
2 sections
  • Math
  • Evidence-based Reading and Writing
Essay Mandatory Optional
Scoring
  • Section scores 200-800
  • Total score 2400
  • Essay score included in Writing score
  • Section scores 200-800
  • Total score 1600
  • Separate score for essay
 
Penalty and answer choices
  • -1/4 point for each incorrect  answer in multiple choice questions
  • 5 answer choices per question
  • No penalty  for incorrect answers
  • 4 answer choices per question
Reading and Writing
  • Reading passages draw from social sciences, humanities, and literature
  • Vocabulary tested via sentence completion questions
  • Reading passages will be from significant historical  or scientific documents, and may include informational graphics
  • Passages will include complex structure and vocabulary in context
  • Passage based grammar including punctuation
Math
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Calculator permitted in all Math sections
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Some no-calculator sections
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