The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.
New Jersey education officials say the state will start using a new test as a high school graduation requirement for the class of 2016.
The new policy will apply to all undergraduate students entering in the fall of 2015 except international and home-schooled students.
Kwasi Enin, 17, of Mastic Beach, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, has decided to attend Yale University this fall.
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.
A 17-year-old Long Island student has accomplished what few believe is possible.
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.
Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott were at a Brooklyn public school Tuesday to put a spot light on improving SAT and AP test scores among high school students.
The new measures will include validating a student’s identity at his or her designated test site.
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.
Officials announced new, nationwide security measures for standardized test-takers on Tuesday aimed at preventing another testing scandal like the one that rocked Long Island.
The new measures are expected to include dual identification to prevent impersonation, using state-of-the-art photo recognition and enhanced handwriting analysis.
In response to the SAT cheating scandal on Long Island, lawmakers are proposing ideas to prevent fraud and cheating on college entrance exams.
Suffolk County Senator Kenneth LaValle released a draft bill Tuesday making the crime a felony.