Feedback on the New SAT
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the new version of the SAT. An article from the College Board summarizes feedback from students and educators who were surveyed after the fall 2016 SAT testing. Students reported that the material on the new SAT allows them “to show their best work” and utilize knowledge they’re gaining in school. In fact, 70% of the 94,362 surveyed students reported that “they were tested on the reading, math, and writing skills they’re learning in school.” Overall, respondents reacted positively to the new SAT. Features of the new SAT that students preferred included more relevant vocabulary, more time per question than the ACT, no penalty for guessing, and the now optional essay. The response from educators was also positive. According to recent surveys, “nearly 6 in 10 teachers support the changes to the SAT.”
The article also describes the partnership between the College Board and Khan Academy. Students can access free SAT practice tools and study materials on the Khan Academy official practice test site.