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The SAT Is Changing!

By February 27, 2013

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testIn an email sent out to members of the College Board this past Tuesday, president David Coleman, co-writer of the Common Core Standards, indicated that the SAT will be undergoing some major changes. The exact time and the exact modifications haven't yet been disclosed, but he did specify that the College Board's goal is to increase the SAT's value to students, K-12 educators and higher institutions.

Not surprisingly, Coleman wants the test to align more with the Common Core Standards, which will be implemented in 2014.

Do you think the changes are necessary? Leave me a comment below!

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March 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm
(1) Dave E says:

I don’t thnk the SAT needs changing, and I would keep the essay, as it helps students learn to focus on things like punctuation and vocabulary, typically missing from text messages. The SAT is as close to a perfectly fair, objective test as ever there was. I’m surprised more schools don’t want to see a sample of writing that is done in a proctored setting. That said, if it changes, it might make sense to go back to including analogies, so that the test is not so heavily dependent on passage questions. In addition, a little more on logic in the math section might make sense, similar to the LSAT logic games, but not as difficult.

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