(FOX19) - Changes are coming to the SAT and a local high school counselor will be on Friday's FOX19 Morning News to share insights about the new exam.
Evelyn Gibfried, a counselor at Winton Woods High School in Forest Park, is our guest.
Last year the College Board announced it would revise the SAT and begin administration of the new exam in spring 2016.
The new test will have three sections (reading and writing, math and essay). Scoring will return to the old 1600 scale. The essay will have a separate score. The test will last approximately three hours.
The College Board says other changes include:
*Relevant words in context. The SAT will focus on words that students will use consistently in college and beyond.
*Evidence-based reading and writing. Students will be asked to support answers with evidence, including questions that require them to cite a specific part of a passage to support their answer choice.
*Math will focus on problem solving and data analysis, algebra and advanced math.
*Scoring won't deduct points for incorrect answers. The College Board will remove the penalty for wrong answers.
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