How is the new SAT different?

March 06, 2014
Nantucket Learning Group

Changes coming Spring 2016

1. Optional essay

2. More commonly used vocabulary words – less obscure words

3. No penalty for guessing wrong

4. Return to a 1600 grading scale

5. Math : focus on problem solving and data analysis; the heart of algebra; and passport to advanced math

6. Calculators used on some math sections

7. Science and Social Studies based reading sections

8. Reading Passage: Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s speechesĀ 

9. Take the test on paper or computer




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