Monday, November 01, 2004

 

The New SAT

Many people have asked me about the "New SAT". The "New SAT" is just the old SAT merged with the SAT II Writing test, some new math questions from the SAT II Math 1-C, and the elimination of analogies and quantitative comparisons. It is very coachable. The grammar on the Writing Skills section only tests about eight grammatical concepts. The Math is now more straightforward. The adverse impact of the grammar sections on minority and ESOL students will be severe. Fairtest, an anti-testing organization, has a detailed discussion of this "improved test http://www.fairtest.org/univ/newsatfact.htm.

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