Learn what the new SAT will bring and how to prepare 
Yesterday the College Board released the full specifications of the new SAT, which is scheduled to roll out in spring 2016. Click here for an overview of the major differences between the current and new SAT.

Ann appeared on WTOP radio yesterday afternoon to address the new SAT. Hear what she has to say about the changes.  

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A snapshot comparison 

There are many changes in store for the SAT. We've compiled an overview comparing the new and current SAT. For a full comparison, click here. Here's a sneak peek...


Current SAT


  Total Testing Time
  3 hours and 45 minutes
  3 hours (plus 50 minutes for the
  optional Essay)
  Test Sections
  1. Critical Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Essay
  1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
    • Reading
    • Writing and Language
  2. Math (calculator and no calculator portions)
  3. Essay (optional)
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