What to Know About the Redesigned SAT

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  • What to Know About the Redesigned SAT
  • The Basics
  • Relevant Words in Context
  • Command of Evidence
  • Essay Analyzing a Source
  • Math Focused on Three Key Areas
  • Problems Grounded in Real-World Contexts
  • Analysis in Science and in Social Studies
  • An Excerpt from America’s Founding Documents
  • No Penalty for Wrong Answers

The Basics

The first new test will be given in spring 2016 and offered in print and on the computer at some locations. Exams will be scored on a 400 to 1600 scale again. Scores for math and evidence-based reading will be scored on a 200 to 800 scale. Essay scores will be reported separately.

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