Last month Wednesday, it's showing the public exactly what the redesigned test will look like and now the test-prep industry is bracing for the changes., the nonprofit that writes and publishes the SAT, that the high-stakes college entrance exam will be changing. On
For decades, people who could afford certain advantages - like taking expensive SAT prep courses - have enjoyed a leg up in the college acceptance game. The hopes to change that.
Updated November 4, 2015
The SAT redesign in 2014 had us here at On Campus wondering about the "test optional" and "test flexible" trend emerging in higher education. More schools are dropping tests like the SAT and ACT as an application requirement, relying instead on GPA. Just how widespread is this trend? According to , a standardized testing watchdog, more than 800 universities or colleges no longer require either test.
Fewer than half of those students who took the SATs in the class of 2013 are prepared for college-level work, a new report shows.
The College Board, which manages the college entrance exam, says only 43 percent of those who took the test received a total score of 1550 or higher out of 2400.