There’s been a lot of discussion in recent days about the redesigned SAT, which will debut in 2016. For decades, the College Board has faced criticism that the SAT helps students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds, who can afford pricey test prep services and tutors, while lower- and middle-class students are left on their own to navigate the arcane and archaic (SAT vocab words?) exam. These suspicions are borne out by statistics showing students from wealthier families achieving better SAT scores. The redesigned exam claims to be more equitable in allowing opportunities for all students to excel on the exam, not just those with the means to pay for test preparation.
Sifting through all the information on the new SAT can be daunting. Below are some resources to help you learn more about the College Board’s redesign.
Kaplan Test Prep
Fair Test – The National Center for Fair and Open Testing
Inside Higher Ed
U.S. News and World Report
The New York Times Magazine
The College Board