SAT Redesign: The New College Admissions Exam

In February, the College Board announced it would redesign the SAT. The test, which was last updated in 2005, has declined in popularity, losing its spot as the top college admissions exam to the ACT. Critics felt the last revamp only made the test longer and more expensive, according to a Washington Post article by Valerie Strauss.

College Board President David Coleman, who also authored the Common Core Standards, will be leading the redesign, Strauss reported. The group hopes the redesign will make the exam a better predictor of college success and career readiness. The SAT redesign is expected to be released in 2015.

Last week the New York Times asked educators to share the questions they believe should be on the new college admissions exam. "What Would You Ask? A Dozen Fantasy Questions for the New SAT" covers the suggested questions, covering everything from economics to psychology to poetry.

Pomona College's Dean of Admissions Seth Allen asked students:

What do you believe is the purpose of your education?

a. To learn a certain set of knowledge.

b. To qualify for an appropriate job.

c. To develop the ability to ask the right questions.

d. All of the above.

e. None of the above.

To read questions submitted by educators to the New York Times, click here.

For more information on the SAT redesign, read "A New SAT" by Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik.

sat test tip sheet

Posted in SAT, News, College Admissions

A+ Test Prep & Tutoring Blog

College Prep Tips, Study Hints, & Education News for the Parents and Students in the Philadelphia Area or Online Anywhere

Sign up to receive weekly article updates.

Improve your odds of a better SAT or ACT score today! Find out more about our test prep and skill builder programs.

Test Prep Programs

Skill Builder Programs

Free Tip Sheets

To reserve your personal tutor, contact us today!

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed here.

Popular Articles

sat test tip sheet

Click to Download 30 ACT Tips from A+ Tutors