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SAT changes in 2016

harvcrimsonharvcrimson Posts: 50Registered User Junior Member
Being a freshman I hear there will be changes in 2016 sat? When should I take it? My sister is an eighth grader when should she take it? What do these changes include?

Replies to: SAT changes in 2016

  • PeezusPeezus Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    It's going to be out of 3200
  • omgmakemesmarteromgmakemesmarter Posts: 162Registered User Junior Member
    whoaaaaaaaaaaa since when
  • xFirefirexxFirefirex Posts: 340Registered User Member
    Out of 3200? What will be the 4th section?
  • mathgeek2013mathgeek2013 Posts: 226Registered User Junior Member
    science probably?
  • ThePariahThePariah Posts: 1,453Registered User Senior Member
    Awwww hahahaaa my cousin has to take it in 2016
  • 2015snl2015snl Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    I thought it was going back to being out of 1400
  • 2015snl2015snl Posts: 85Registered User Junior Member
    1600* my bad
  • jbalakhdarjbalakhdar Posts: 49Registered User Junior Member
    And HARD!!!! The algebra is much harder than now. The reading comp passages even have graphs in them!!!!
  • PolyglotGalPolyglotGal Posts: 277Registered User Junior Member
    You're so lucky. There will no longer be the essay section. And the vocabulary will be easier. This is all a part of their effort to close the education gap. How is lowering standards, in this case, going to help anyone?
  • testadvicetestadvice Posts: 186Registered User Junior Member
    @PolyglotGal‌ - There will be an essay section but it will be optiona, IF your schools of choice do not require it (and many of them might, particularly more selective ones). I agree with you about it not doing anything to close the education gap though.

    @Peezus - not 3200, but 1600 as 2015snl said.

    @harvcrimson - Good question. That depends on a lot of factors. Are you planning on doing intensive prep? How is your vocabulary? Are you thinking you will have to the the SAT Subject Tests?
  • pckellerpckeller Posts: 1,026Registered User Senior Member
    I was thinking of starting a thread where we discuss best strategy for current 9th graders and current 8th graders. But I just don't think we have enough info yet to be making a plan. I'll want to see actual sample tests. And I'll want to hear from colleges about what they will be requiring. For example, I would expect that colleges will accept scores of either format for the class of 2017 -- but we don't know that for certain. And for 2018, same thing. I would not be shocked if colleges say they want new-format scores only from the class of 2018. But that is just speculation at this point. For now, I still council calmness, hard work in school and lots of reading. We'll know more in time...
  • pckellerpckeller Posts: 1,026Registered User Senior Member
    ...or "counsel"...math guy says "d'oh"
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