Major changes will be affecting the SAT in 2016. This isn't the first time changes have affected the long withstanding SAT, a standardized exam colleges and universities have traditionally used to evaluate students' academic standing and ultimately, acceptance.
By making the SAT more representative of what students learn in their schools, the College Board may democratize the exam, and make its accessibility -- and therefore college's accessibility -- open to everyone.
We believe that the SAT and ACT can serve as highly motivating forces for improvement and bellwethers of dedication. It is simply a matter of perspective.
Put the day and test into perspective. This test will NOT determine the rest of your life.
College counselors share other, unexpected suggestions that may help you impress colleges and stand out from your competition.
The way in which universities admit students can seem like a bit of a mystery -- even after completing the process yourself. Misguided assumptions and well-circulated rumors litter mainstream thought. Don't allow yourself to fall for them!
This is your chance to not only discover how well you might fit into a certain college's environment, but also to present yourself as an ideal candidate for acceptance.
With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.
So I studied. I wrote practice essays, cleared out my library's SAT prep shelf, and rationed my hours of sleep a little more harshly. I worked my butt off, got the score I wanted, end of story, right? Well... not exactly.
Sorry, kids, there's homework. And for rising seniors, it's high-stakes homework. It's an assignment that will probably rattle plenty of nerves -- and might even ignite a squabble or two between parents and kids. It's the infamous Common Application essay.
It would allow students more TIME to pursue their academic passions, get a job, make an impact on their communities, write for their school newspapers, do high level research, and read for pleasure. The irony, of course, is these are exactly the attributes top colleges profess to want from their applicants.
I've found that the most effective way to defuse test anxiety and boost scores is to coach students in a way they find appealing: with pop culture and comedy. Here are three tips if you or someone whose cell phone bill you pay is taking the SAT this spring.
To me, the entire SAT/ACT system is somewhat convoluted; with the amount of money and time that goes into private tutors, it seems that people are paying for their scores.
I feel like I'm sliding down a torrential water slide. Senior year is here.
Over the last year, it's been her full-time job to participate in a process that many parents push on their teens, but never truly understand. And guess what? Times have changed. This isn't your 1979 SAT experience.
My secret advice to raising SAT scores is to read the New Yorker magazine weekly -- or another magazine that is a reach to read because it's written for adults, not teens.