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Last month, ACT and College Board released their new concordance tables. These are the first to directly relate the ACT to the redesigned SAT, first used in 2016. They were developed through a joint comprehensive research study that included analysis of the scores of nearly 600,000 graduating seniors in the class of 2017. Though the […]
The Illinois state-mandated SAT is now seven weeks away (on April 10), and millions of students across the country are gearing up for March, May, and June administrations of the SAT. With so many students sitting for upcoming administrations, we want to offer some insights on how to prepare for the SAT for your student. […]
Did you know that the April 5th Illinois public high school state-mandated SAT is 8 weeks away? Did you know that this is the first time in 16 years that Illinois has not endorsed and paid for the ACT as its state-mandated exam? Yes, it’s a time of significant transition in college readiness preparation and […]
According to the College Board’s 2013 SAT Report on College & Career Readiness, 57 percent of 2013 SAT takers lacked the academic skills to succeed in college-entry, credit-bearing courses without remedial teaching being necessary in at least one subject. Ultimately, the College Board’s revisions for the 2016 SAT will assess more directly those skills most relevant to college and career readiness.
On March 5th, 2014, David Coleman, President of the College Board, announced plans to substantially revise the SAT. The test was revised to be more representative of what students study in high school, and should assess more directly the skills most relevant to college and career readiness. With the first administration of the new SAT approaching on March 5th, let’s review the most significant changes to the test so students know what to expect.
More than four million students, a new record, took the redesigned PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) this past October. Earlier this month, the scores for the redesigned test were released online for the first time, which has in turn led to a variety of questions.
This week Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced to parents and educators its plan for a college entrance exam for spring 2016: CPS will remain committed to the ACT, with the Class of 2017 all taking a fully-funded ACT on May 3rd. Beyond this commitment to ACT for this school year, CPS indicated the heightened probability of a transition to the SAT for next school year.
On the new SAT essay, students will be given a 700-900-word text from a published work in humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Students will be asked to read the text and compose an essay that analyzes the author’s use of evidence, logic, and rhetoric to make a point. The SAT essay questions will be virtually identical going forward, but the texts students must analyze will be different for each test.