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Category: About the SAT

Chris Lele

How Will Scoring Change on the New SAT?

Scoring on the new SAT has gotten both simpler and a whole lot more complicated. But let’s start with the simple first. The test is no longer out of 2400 but is out of 1600.

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Chris Lele

When is the SAT Changing and Why?

Many of you probably already know that the SAT is changing this March, the last “current SAT” being administered in January. But many might be wondering “why”? Is there something wrong with the current test? If so, what? Is the new SAT an improvement on these things? An improvement overall?

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Chris Lele

The Redesigned SAT

A little over a year ago, the College Board announced that the SAT would undergo its greatest change in 30 years. At the time, we were offered only high-level descriptions of the redesigned test and a few sample questions—speculation was rife. Now, the new test has been revealed in its entirety, the College Board releasing […]

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Todd Shively

SAT Target Score and Skipping to Success

In my last post I encouraged you to have a target score for each of the SAT sections.  Once you’ve pinned that down, let’s see how you can use that target score to inform your test-taking strategy.   Your Raw Score Let’s say that you’ve researched your university, and you’ve decided that a 620 in […]

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Rita Neumann

[Update] Timing Mistake in June 6th SAT

If you took the SAT in the United States on June 6th, 2015, then you are one of the 487,000 students affected by College Board’s unfortunate mistake. Read on to learn how this affects you.

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Todd Shively

Determining Your SAT Target Score

It is difficult to reach a goal when you don’t know exactly what that goal is.  If you are a quarterback, your chance of making a successful pass is going to be greatly diminished if your running back is going to be somewhere “on the left of the field down there.”  You want to know […]

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Todd Shively

Hunger Games Perspective on the New SAT and College Admissions

There is about to be an onslaught of press in the coming months about the new SAT. Fortunately you are going to avoid all the press and hand wringing and parental freakouts, since you’ll be taking your test before the big change happens.

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Todd Shively

Cheesy SAT Prep Wisdom

My name is Todd Shively, and I will be bringing you SAT news, tips, tricks, and perspective. I have been teaching high school for close to fifteen years. Some of my former students went to Harvard. Some went to community college, maybe, but I only take any credit for those who went to tier-one colleges, […]

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Ronke Aderonmu

Interpreting Your SAT Scores

Note: This post has been updated for the new SAT beginning in March 2016. You’ve taken your SAT, you’ve waited the 3 long weeks it takes to receive your score, and you’ve logged into your College Board account to see how you performed on the test. But as you scroll through the score report, words […]

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Chris Lele

Changes to the SAT: The New SAT Math Section

One of the ways in which the SAT math is changing—and this is a big change—is that there are only four answer choices on the redesigned test. Wait? That’s the big change? Well, I should add that the three wrong answers out of those four are pretty wrong. In other words, there aren’t really sneaky […]

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