Friday, March 7, 2014
College Board announces major changes to the SAT
Besides changing the test the College Board has also created several initiatives to give more support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, such as giving every income-eligible student four fee waivers to apply to college. Furthermore, the association has noted that students who cannot afford test-prepatory courses are typically at a disadvantage; in order to combat this disadvantage, the College Board is teaming up with Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides free lessons online, to offer free SAT preparatory courses to every student via the Internet. Through their partnership with Khan Academy, the College Board hopes to close the wealth gap and quiet any critics who say that standardized test unintentionally favors students who can afford courses.
To read more about the changes to the SAT, check out these articles by The New York Times and US News. What do you think about the new SAT? What about College Board's partnership with Khan Academy? Let us know!