Correcting SAT isn't the answer

Friday, March 14, 2014

The much-debated, oft-hated SAT is getting a makeover for the second time in nine years.

Starting in 2016, the college admissions test will be aligned more closely with what students study in high school and will confront in college. Those obscure vocabulary words that nobody uses will be gone, along with the bizarre scoring system that penalizes a wrong answer more than skipping a question altogether. Sounds like an improvement.

Other changes, such as going back to the old 1,600-point scale and making the essay optional, won't make much difference.

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