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Category: College Board

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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Rita Neumann

The New PSAT: How to Prepare

Aside from the fact that there are now going to be three PSAT exams, to be taken during specific years of middle and high school, the PSAT will also be undergoing some major content changes. These new versions of the PSAT are designed to test the same content as the new SAT, but at lower levels. The exams are meant to be aligned so that each test reflects a student’s progression from grade to grade.

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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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Lucas Fink

A Student’s Guide to the New SAT

The SAT is changing at the beginning of 2016, meaning that if you’re in the class of 2017, you’re going to take a very different test in your junior and senior year than what students are taking now. Eighth and ninth graders will see the new PSAT 8/9 as soon as this October, and tenth […]

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Lucas Fink

3 Ways the New SAT Might Be Harder

First, let me say this loud and clear: at this point, nobody knows exactly what the 2016 SAT will look like. So if you’re in the class of 2017, that means you get to be the guinea pigs. The College Board is going to experiment with your brain. Okay, not really. They’re going to experiment […]

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Chris Lele

Best SAT Books 2015

Note: Although some of the advice below still applies, make sure to also check out our updated Best SAT Books 2016 list and book reviews!!!     If you’re planning on taking the SAT in the next year, you’ve probably been asking yourself, “What SAT review book should I get?” With so many different options […]

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Lucas Fink

SAT Score Choice vs. Superscore

To hear the College Board tell it, the SAT score choice makes the SAT less stressful and more balanced. While there’s a grain of truth there, its far from the whole story. In reality, score choice isn’t actually helpful. In fact, colleges don’t want to you use it!   Choosing your highest SAT scores is […]

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Lucas Fink

What Skills Does the SAT Test?

How many skills does the SAT test you on? On the surface, you might say there are three: reading, writing and math. And in a way, you’d be right. Those are three scores you receive, after all. But there’s a lot more to it, really. Here are five other skills that the SAT makers are […]

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Lucas Fink

Calculate SAT Scores

Update: This post has been updated by for the redesigned New SAT (beginning in March 2016). Co-authored by Rachel Kapelke-Dale. The SAT has a kind of weird number system for its scoring—but if you’ve taken the SAT before and are worried about learning an entirely new system for scoring the revised SAT (March 2016 forwards), […]

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Lucas Fink

What Does SAT Stand For?

Though SAT used to stand for “Scholastic Aptitude Test,” it now stands for … nothing. SAT is just a name and no longer an acronym. It’s a one-named brand just like Beyoncé or Coke. Curious to know why?

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