This March 2016 the SAT witnessed its biggest change in 30 years! The New SAT debuted on March 5, 2016 in the US, and on May 7, 2016 it has been administered for the first time in India.
The SAT has undergone a revision in terms of structure and content.
WHY the change? Here’s the College Board’s version!
The New SAT:
Closely aligned to challenging classroom work
Focuses on a few things that are crucial for college and career readiness
Is not just a test but also an instructional experience that benefit students' academic and professional lives.
WHAT are the changes? A quick look!
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/speaker
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! We recommend that you take the SAT with Essay.
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Manya-The Princeton Review has 34 years of SAT expertise, has successfully handled the Big Change in SAT in 2005, and is 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
Passage based grammar including punctuation
Calculator permitted in all Math sections
Some no-calculator sections
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