College Board to rip SAT apart, put it back together again
- College Board President David Coleman announced Tuesday via e-mail that the SAT will be undergo a redesign to increase its focus on the "core set of knowledge and skills" needed to succeed in college.
- Coleman's message was brief and didn't go into detail regarding why the College Board is changing the exam, how long the project will take to complete or what would have to be done in the "ambitious endeavor."
- The overhaul comes at a time when the SAT is losing market share to the ACT, although the SAT had its largest class ever of test takers, 1.66 million, in 2012.
From the article:
The SAT, the most widely used college entrance exam for generations of students, is getting a makeover. David Coleman, president of the College Board, which creates and administers the SAT, e-mailed his 6,000 members on Tuesday to inform them that the board will redesign the test to more sharply focus on the “core set of knowledge and skills” that high school graduates need to succeed in college. ...
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