A recent Kaplan survey found that most parents (85%) had no idea that the SAT would be undergoing major changes in March 2016, even though these changes were announced two years ago.
So let’s get you up to speed! Here are some of the upcoming SAT changes that you and your child should expect (and prepare for):
• 56% of parents say the changes will make the math section harder.
• 53% of parents say the changes will make the reading section and the writing and language/grammar sections harder.
• 60% say the new SAT essay will be harder.
• 56% of parents say that the fact that wrong answers won’t be penalized will make the new SAT easier.
According to Lee Weiss, Kaplan Test Prep’s vice president, “It’s not surprising that most parents are still unaware of the upcoming SAT changes, as most are understandably focused on other aspects of the college admissions process like tuition, but the time to get all the facts about the test changes is now as Test Day is quickly approaching. Our survey found that the more parents learn about the new SAT, the more they understand how challenging the content will be for their kids. There is no doubt that the new SAT is more rigorous than the current one.”