The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
Real-world problems, more “focused” topics, and the elimination of “obscure vocabulary” are among the features of the revamped SAT for college admissions, which will be rolled out in 2016.
The exam will continue to test reading, writing and math skills, with an emphasis on analysis. Scoring will be on a 1,600-point scale, with a separate score for the optional essay.
High school students from Brooklyn were forced to re-take their SATs on Saturday.
Unhappy students told CBS 2’s Dick Brennan that a testing problem during their first test was the cause of Saturday’s re-test at the Packer Collegiate Institute.
Students from nearly 50 schools took the exam on May 5 at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights.