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College Board Outlines SAT Redesign It Says Will Be More ‘Focused and Useful’

In addition to content revisions, the new SAT will not penalize students for wrong answers, but only give credit for correct ones–a move aimed at removing some of the strategy from test-taking. Also, the College Board will begin offering the test in some locations on computer, rather than just in a print format.


Asked if the new test would be aligned with the common core, John McGrath, the vice president for communications at the College Board, said in an email: “We are aligning the exam to the evidence that underlines the best of state standards.” He then proceeded to cite an example from Texas–one of the four states that have not adopted the common core–as being well aligned with the principles of the redesigned SAT.