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New SAT Test Format - Math Focus

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 4:55 PM

There is now an emphasis of STEM on the mainstream college entrance exams for both the ACT and the SAT.


I am shocked by the emphasis of math on the new SAT test. Math will now comprise over 50% of the test. The new scoring format is 800 for Critical Reading and 800 for Math. However, there is a new "math skill" component in the reading section. Students will now need to interpret chart data on a natural science reading section and a social science reading section. Thus, the overall score on the new SAT test is comprised of more than 50% math skills. This will be disappointing news to English Language Arts students. In the past, they were able to achieve their desired score with moderate to low math skills.


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