alks about new changes to the current SAT can be stressful for both parents and students, alike. We understand how frustrating it can be to invest not only money, but also time and effort, into something that will indubitably change in the near future.
At ACI, we continuously gather information and insight directly from the experts. As new information comes out, we make it our duty to relay that information to you.
Here’s what you need to know about the “new SAT”:
Yes, a new SAT is coming.
No, it does not affect the current juniors. In fact, it does not affect the current sophomores either.
When will the new SAT start? The president of the College Board, David Coleman, has confirmed that thenew SAT will be delayed until spring 2016. This means that the very first class that will be affected will be current freshmen (class of 2017), if they choose to take the SATs in their junior or senior year. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores, you need not fear. The current SAT will still be applicable to you and will still play a major role in your admission to college.
What are these new SAT changes everybody keeps talking about? It’s unclear how President Coleman envisions the actual format of the SATs to look. But what IS clear is that he wants the new test to have an emphasis back to the basic foundations of English and Math and a departure from a “coachable” test.
What does it mean for me? It is becoming more and more essential for a student to focus on implementing critical thinking skills and synthesizing information. Are you sharpening these skills when you read or learn new concepts? Do you know how to train your brain to become better thinkers? Come visit an ACI counselor who can pinpoint areas of improvement for you.
Written by Ms. Aviles