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New SAT Information
Starting this June, Juniors will take a New SAT.
This June, the SAT will have a new look and new scoring process. The SAT will be aligned with Common Core along with the following changes:
- The test will include three sections — evidence-based reading and writing, math, and an optional essay — each retooled to prevent students from simply filling in a bubble on the test sheet and instead justifying their answers.
- The test will shift from its current score scale of 2400 back to 1600, with a separate score for the writing which is technically optional but required by many colleges.
- No longer will test takers be penalized for choosing incorrect answers.
Something that is not different is that income-eligible students can receive fee waivers to take the test and also request up to 4 college application fee waivers when applying to colleges. See Ms. Ross for information about fee waivers.
To help prepare for the test you can go to the following websites:
Free Online Test Preparation Resources:
5000 Free Words
Root Words & Prefixes: Quick Reference
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Latin and Greek Roots and Prefixes
Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes
College Board Practice Tests for the NEW SAT
College Board – Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing
SAT & ACT
Internet4Classrooms – SAT/ACT Preparation Resources