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The College Board is delaying the roll out of its new SAT test.
The launch of the redesigned test had been scheduled for 2015, but the test maker is delaying it by a year.
The College Board’s press office released a short statement yesterday that said:
“This change in the timing of the redesign will serve our members in higher education by providing two years to plan for the redesigned exam and it will allow students to take the revised PSAT/NMSQT before the revised SAT. Our goal is to deliver an assessment system that is focused, useful and clear.
Member input will continue to be integral to this work and we look forward to sharing additional information regarding the revision of our exams in the spring.”
The newly revised PSAT, which juniors traditionally take at their high schools in the fall, will roll out in 2015.
A Surprising Announcement
The announcement was actually a surprising development since there appeared to be broad support for change. The essay portion of the SAT has been a particular lighting rod of criticism. Colemen, who was intimately involved in the Common Core State Standards Initiative, has expressed his dissatisfaction with this portion of the test.
What’s more, there is competitive reasons for the change since the ACT has overtaken the SAT as the most popular college standardized test. For the first time ever, more students in 2012 took the ACT than the SAT, which has been in existence since 1926.
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There must be a connection between The Common Core battles and this delay. Throw in the Common App fiasco and you have true fear.
One good reason the ACT might be winning – students don’t have to take SAT Subject tests as a separate test for quite a few universities admission applications.