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Opinion: New SAT, New Problems

The new SAT — with its alignment to Common Core State Standards — could have the opposite of its intended effect, at least in the near term, closing opportunities for students who aren’t yet well-versed in the standards. Kids who lack access to in-person test preparation from tutors could also suffer. The most vulnerable students are those who live in low-income areas or don’t speak English as a first language.

The College Board’s decision to eliminate the vocabulary component from the reading section and redesign the essay portion has garnered lots of attention. But it’s the revision of the math section that could have particularly egregious consequences.