From Spring 2016, we will see an all new SAT! Why exactly is College Board making changes to a set system, a system that students had grown with and into and one that trainers were more than comfortable with? Many reasons have been put forward by the College Board and others assumed by those associated with the SAT in some capacity. But in sum, the Redesigned SAT aims to mainly focus on increasing the College readiness of candidates, to check students on particular skills essential for College.
The major change is that the Essay will be optional which in turn makes the score out of 1600 and if attempted, the Essay will be scored from 2 to 8.Kindly go through the following tables.
|Category||Current SAT||Redesigned SAT|
|Total Testing Time*
*Redesigned SAT testing time subject to research
|3 hours and 45 minutes||3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the Essay [optional])|
*Redesigned SAT scores subject to research
|Subscore Reporting||None||Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors|
Length and Timing
|Current SAT||Redesigned SAT|
|Writing||60||49||Writing and Language||35||44|
|Total||225||171||Total||180 (230 with Essay)||154 (155 with Essay)|
|Component||Current SAT||Redesigned SAT|
|Test Scores||N/A||3 plus Essay scores|
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