At Brewington Test Prep, we love getting up extra early on a Saturday morning to take a standardized test!… sort of. But it’s an important part of our training – we need to know what life is like in the testing trenches! So look for us at your favorite testing sight – we are the old folk trying not to get noticed..
Ah, the smell of a freshly reformatted SAT test. There’s nothing we enjoy more! So don’t panic. We can see you through the changes coming in October 2015 and March 2016. Class of 2017 will be impacted the most but we have a plan for you! Call us to discuss. And don’t worry – change is good!
The College Board announced plans yesterday to change the SAT. These changes, which include a modification of the vocabulary tested, an optional essay, more predictable reading comprehension subject matter, no deductions for incorrect answers and the return of the 1600 score scale, are not terribly dramatic. Essentially, the SAT will look more like the ACT but still not include the Science section. So what do these changes mean? Well, these alterations, and the College Board’s dramatic announcements of “change,” are reminiscent of 2005, when the College Board last revamped
The summer before junior year is an ideal time to complete test preparation. Students have more time and less stress so that they can focus on the work and be ready for the October SAT and PSAT. Completing substantive test preparation during a demanding junior year can be challenging so avoid the added stress and plan ahead. All summer courses are scheduled around the plans of each student. All instruction is one-on-one. Please note that summer course spaces fill quickly and early.
According to a February 26th, 2014 Wall Street Journal Article, SAT scores may still matter after college admission. Writes Melissa Corn: “Proving the adage that all of life is like high school, plenty of employers still care about a job candidate’s SAT score. Consulting firms such as Bain & Co. and McKinsey & Co. and banks like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. ask new college recruits for their scores, while other companies request them even for senior sales and management hires, eliciting scores from job candidates in their 40s and 50s… …Some companies do set targets,
David Coleman, president of the College Board, announced that the board will redesign the SAT test to more sharply focus on the “core set of knowledge and skills” that high school graduates need to succeed in college. Coleman called the project an “ambitions endeavor” but did not provide details about why the College Board wants to change the exam, how long it will take or what the process will entail.
If you are a high-school junior and have not yet taken the SAT, the time is now. Don’t wait until fall of your senior year or even late spring of junior year. The sooner you take the test for the first time, the less stressed you will be about scheduling your second round. Most students take the SAT at least twice.