No more having to memorize fancy SAT words to get into college, kids!
In a major overhaul to open doors to higher education to more students, the college admissions test will now focus on vocabulary words that are widely used in college and career. It will also no longer require a timed essay test. That part will be optional, the Washington Post reports.
The changes will be in place for students currently freshmen in high school who will take the test in two years.
The SAT will become more accessible in other ways too. The College Board plans to start offering free test-preparation tutorials online in an attempt to level the playing field for students having to compete with those taking expensive SAT-prep classes.Via Washington Post