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.