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  1. Revamped SAT to Better Reflect Students’ Schoolwork

    One of America’s most anxious rites of passage is being overhauled to align it more with what students actually learn in high school. College Board CEO David Coleman has declared it’s time to ensure the SAT is not about “last-minute tricks or cramming.” To better measure students’ college aptitude, the revised test — out in 2016 — will scrub obscure vocabulary, make the essay optional and end penalties for wrong answers. The SAT last underwent a redesign in 2005, and more than 1.6 million students take the exam each year.

    Sources: NYT, LA Times, CNN

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