Come March 2016 and the SAT will witness its biggest change in 30 years! Though the New SAT will debut on March 5, 2016, it will be administered in India for the first time on May 7, 2016.
The SAT is undergoing a revision in terms of structure and content. This will impact school students in the class of 2017 and beyond.
WHY the change? Here’s the College Board’s version!
The New SAT:
Will be closely aligned to challenging classroom work
Wll focus on a few things that are crucial for college and career readiness
Will not be just a test but also an instructional experience that will benefit students' academic and professional lives.
WHAT are the changes? A sneak peek!
Vocabulary in Context (VIC) – focus on meanings of words in context instead of mere meanings
Command of Evidence – find evidence in support of answers
Essay will be optional –choose this option with CARE*
Essay analyzing a source – evaluate use of evidence and rhetoric by the author
Math that Matters Most -- foundational math skills are more important
Math with and without calculator – only one of the two Math sections allows use of calculator
Problems grounded in real-world contexts –charts and graphs in reading and writing; wordy Math problems!
Analysis in Science and in History/Social Studies – not only passages but also Math questions come under this category
Great Global Conversation and US Founding Documents –focus on critical events in US & World history/ literature, key events related to American Independence & Constitution
NO penalty for wrong answers! Hurray! –No more losing points for guessing incorrectly
*will need to be taken if required by a college for your course!
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
Manya-The Princeton Review has 34 years of SAT expertise, has successfully handled the Big Change in SAT in 2005, and is already geared to handle the 2016 change!
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A quick look at the changes:
Evidence-based Reading and Writing
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
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