SAT undergoing massive changes for 2016

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Updated: 3/05 11:55 pm
RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The standardized admissions test known as the SAT has some big changes in store.

Some of the changes include:
  • Vocabulary items will no longer consist of obscure "SAT words"
  • Math section will be narrower
  • Each exam will include reading portions from the country's founding documents
  • The essay will become optional
  • Scoring will return to the old 1,600 scale
  • Points will no longer be subtracted for wrong answers
The President of the College Board David Coleman announced the sweeping redesign in a press conference on Wednesday. "The first step we take today in redesigning the SAT is complete openness. We need to get rid of completely the sense of mystery, and dismantle the advantages that people perceived when using costly test preparation to find out the 'secrets' of the SAT."

In addition, Coleman described new plans to address income inequality by providing college admissions fee waivers to eligible students who take the SAT, in addition to the exam being more transparent.

The new SAT will debut in the spring of 2016.
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Speed - 3/6/2014 1:59 PM
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"In addition, Coleman described new plans to address income inequality by providing college admissions fee waivers to eligible students who take the SAT, in addition to the exam being more transparent." Wouldn't that give low income students an unfair "advantage"? What makes them think just because some students' families have money the students have access to it? They should either have each student pay the admission fee or waive it for everyone.

Speed - 3/6/2014 1:51 PM
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"Each exam will include reading portions from the country's founding documents" At least they got THIS right.

Nevadadad - 3/6/2014 8:11 AM
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"Points will no longer be subtracted for wrong answers" = "There are no wrong answers". And even those who perform miserably should get a trophy for "participation", right? I want my old country back!

manda1parker - 3/6/2014 3:14 AM
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angeloschild - 3/6/2014 1:26 AM
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...and the dumbing down of America continues.....
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