College Board Announces Plans to Make Changes to the SAT

by Colonel on February 27, 2013

“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.

… Coleman called the project an “ambitious endeavor” but did not provide details about why the College Board wants to change the exam, how long it will take or what the process will entail.

The overhaul comes as the SAT is starting to lose market share to a rival standardized exam, the ACT. …

More than 1.66 million students in the class of 2012 took the SAT, making it the largest class of SAT takers in history. …

But in 2011, the number of students who took the ACT surpassed the SAT for the first time.

” — Lyndsey Layton and Nick Anderson, Copyright 2013 The Washington Post Company

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