05 March 2014

College Board Takes Steps Towards Equal Access and Opportunity

Posted in Miscellaneous

Actions Include Major Changes to SAT Format

downloadToday the College Board announced a series of actions designed to expand access and level the playing field for all aspiring college applicants.  These actions include:

  • A major redesign of the SAT format planned for Spring 2016
  • A partnership with Khan Academy to provide free test prep materials in support of the new test format
  • College application fee waivers for income-qualifying applicants

SAT changes include:

  • Three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and Essay
  • A return to the 1600 scale, with a separate score for the essay section
  • Elimination of point deductions for wrong answers

Click here for the College Board press release or here for Wall Street Journal coverage of the announcement.