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KAHN Academy & College Board SAT Prep, New Redesigned SAT
Posted 06/04/2015 02:00PM

Summer is a great time for test prep!

KAHN ACADEMY is an online resource for SAT Prep as well as a wealth of tutorials in a wide variety of high school courses.

They have recently updated their website by adding prep materials for the New Redesigned SAT for free.

Students will take the redesigned SAT beginning Spring 2016.

If you have not already done so, visit the KAHN ACADEMY website, create an account, and take advantage of this great opportunity!

https://www.khanacademy.org

For another excellent resource to learn more about the New Redesigned SAT and see sample questions, visit:

www.collegeboard.org

Redesigned SAT

When students open their SAT test books in spring 2016, they'll encounter an SAT that is more focused and useful than ever before. Below you'll find descriptions of the major changes, full test specifications, and extensive sample questions for each section.

Overview: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

This high-level comparison between the current SAT and the redesigned SAT highlights major design features of the two tests. The first table provides a comparison of the major features of the current SAT and redesigned SAT. The second table provides a comparison by test, including the number of items and testing time. It is important to note that while the information in these tables represents our best understanding of the nature and features of the redesigned SAT, some specific elements, such as timing, length, and reported scores, are subject to revision based on the ongoing research process that guides the redesign.

Major Features

Comparison of the Major Features: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

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])

Components

  • Critical Reading
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Essay
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
  • Reading Test
  • Writing and Language Test
  • Math
  • Essay (optional)

Important Features

  • Emphasis on general reasoning skills
  • Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts
  • Complex scoring (a point for a correct answer and a deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)
  • Continued emphasis on reasoning alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success
  • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact
  • Rights-only scoring (a point for a correct answer but no deduction for an incorrect answer; blank responses have no impact on scores)
 

Essay

  • Required and given at the beginning of the SAT
  • 25 minutes to write the essay
  • Tests writing skill; students take a position on a presented issue
  • Optional and given at the end of the SAT; postsecondary institutions determine whether they will require the Essay for admission
  • 50 minutes to write the essay
  • Tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students produce a written analysis of a provided source text
 

Score Reporting*

 

*Redesigned SAT scores subject to research

  • Scale ranging from 600 to 2400
  • Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Critical Reading; 200 to 800 for Mathematics; 200 to 800 for Writing
  • Essay results scaled to multiple-choice Writing
  • Scale ranging from 400 to 1600
  • Scale ranging from 200 to 800 for Evidence-Based Reading and Writing; 200 to 800 for Math; 2 to 8 on each of three traits for Essay
  • Essay results reported separately
 

Subscore Reporting

None

Subscores for every test, providing added insight for students, parents, admission officers, educators, and counselors

Test Length and Timing

Comparison of Test Length and Timing: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

Current SAT

Redesigned SAT

Component

Time Allotted
(minutes)

Number of
Question/
Tasks

Component

 

Time
Allotted (minutes)

Number of 
Questions/
Tasks

Critical Reading

70

67

Reading

65

52

Writing

60

49

Writing and Language

35

44

Essay

25

1

Essay
(optional)

50

1

Mathematics

70

54

Math

80

58

Total

225

171

Total

180
(230 with Essay)

154
(155 
with Essay)

 

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