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Education Alert: SAT Exam Is Being Redesigned

 

Famed college admissions exam will “better meet” needs of students and schools

 

Times are hard for folks over at the College Board, the famed SAT college admissions testing organization, which recently announced it will commence a thorough redesign of the test to “better meet” the needs of students and schools. Last year, for the first time in its over 80 year existence, the SAT lost its designation as the most popular college admissions exam to the ACT test. The College Board’s new president, David Coleman, who was appointed late last year,  said he has a number of problems with the SAT. He’d like to see changes to the essay portion and to vocabulary words. According to an email to members, the organization’s vice president, Peter Kauffman, would like to “increase the value of the SAT to students by focusing on a core set of knowledge and skills that are essential to college and career success.” That sounds like something we all can get behind. Wonder if they’ll also address the racial disparities with the test, too. (Washington Post)

source: loop21

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