How are the new and old formats of the SAT different?

May 10, 2010 at 3:19 am | Posted in General SAT | Leave a comment

In 2005, when the SAT changed the reasoning test to align with the modern curriculum of high schools and colleges, the primary assumption elemental to the change is that scores on previous versions of the SAT test would be fully comparable to and interchangeable with scores on the newer version. There are many differences between the two formats, as analogies were removed, paragraph readings were added, third-year math content was added, quantitative comparisons were removed, however the biggest change is the addition of a writing section.  Prior to the addition of the writing section, most four-year universities required their applicants to take the SAT II for Writing. However, now students are faced with an added section in the same test, which makes it more difficult to stay focused.

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