College Board Announces Major SAT Changes

Published 03/05 2014 04:52PM

Updated 03/05 2014 04:54PM

The SAT college entrance exam is getting a major overhaul. The head of the college board announces one of the biggest changes is the essay portion will be optional.

The test will include three sections: reading and writing, math, and the essay. But the essay portion will be graded on a separate scale.

Overall scoring will drop from 2400 back to 1600, and there will be no penalty for wrong answers.

The new test will be available in Spring 2016.

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