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Sylvan Learning Center: New SAT Gets Rid of Tricky Parts


Danville, VA - The SAT is getting a makeover. The College Board has revamped the test, hoping to make it less stressful for high schoolers.

The Board announced that by 2016, the test is going back to the 1600 score instead of 2400.
It will still include reading, writing and math, but the essay portion is optional and will be scored separately.

Students won't be able to use a calculator for all of the math section, and they'll have to cite evidence for their answer choices in the reading and writing sections.

Sylvan Learning Center said the new test will be more straightforward, but students still shouldn't take it lightly.

"I think two months is roughly a good time for the actual test preparation. But of course every day they're in English class, and learning vocabulary. In math classes they need to be paying attention and locking away and mastering those concepts,"said  Tom Jennings Executive Director of Sylvan Learning Center Lynchburg and Danville. 

Students will also be able to take the SAT on the computer.


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