From Spring 2016, we will see an all-new SAT! Why is the College Board making changes to a set system that students had grown into and into, one that trainers were more than comfortable with? Many reasons have been put forward by the College Board and others assumed by those associated with the SAT in some capacity. But in sum, the Redesigned SAT mainly focuses on increasing the College readiness of candidates to check students on particular skills essential for College.
The major change is that the Essay will be optional, which makes the score out of 1600, and if attempted, the Essay will be scored from 2 to 8. Kindly go through the following tables.
|Total Testing Time**Redesigned SAT testing time subject to research
|3 hours and 45 minutes
|3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])
|Evidence-Based Reading and WritingReading TestWriting and Language TestMathEssay (optional)
|Required and given at the beginning of the SAT25 minutes to write the essay writing skills; students take a position on a presented issue
|Emphasis on general reasoning skills emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contextsComplex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)
|Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission50 minutes to write the essay reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text
|Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission50 minutes to write the essayTests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text
|Score Reporting**Redesigned SAT scores subject to research
|Scale ranging from 600 to 2400Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading, 200 to 800 for Mathematics, 200 to 800 for WritingEssay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing
|Scale ranging from 400 to 1600Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 200 to 800 for Math, 2 to 8 on each of three traits for EssayEssay results reported separately
|Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors
|Number of Questions/Tasks
|Writing and Language
|180 (230 with Essay)
|154 (155 with Essay)
|3 plus Essay scores
This article is written for informative purposes and is not a commentary on the New SAT.
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