Redesigned (“new”) SAT

The College Board will be releasing a redesigned version of the SAT in 2016. The redesigned SAT will not affect the classes of 2014, 2015, or 2016. The first graduating class affected will be the class of 2017. The new test “will ask students to apply a deep understanding of the few things [that] matter most for college readiness and success.”

  • Spring 2016 will be the first time the College Board administers the new SAT. The redesign is an effort to align with the new Common Core curriculum being adopted across the United States.
  • The redesigned PSAT will first appear in fall of 2015.
  • Three sections: Evidence-based Reading and Writing, Math, and the Essay.
  • There will be no penalization for wrong answers.
  • The exam will go back to a 1600-point scale: 200 to 800 for Evidence-based Reading and Writing and 200 to 800 for Math.
  • The Essay will be graded separately. Two scorers will each assign a score between 1 and 4, for a final score range of 2 to 8.

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Carnegie Pollak will be closely following the developments surrounding the test. We will adjust our course offerings and curriculum to make sure we prepare you to do your best on the test!

Handout on Redesigned SAT