Any insight about the new SAT tests and how it will affect scores?

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  1. proutsneck2000

    proutsneck2000 Member

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    Everybody was so helpful and insightful, I wanted to follow up with a question that I was thinking while I was looking for SAT help. The SAT's change next year, drastically and will be in a test/validation phase for the first 3 tests, to my understanding, based on some research I did. How is that going to affect nominations and people getting in and even knowing what the new minimum score(s) will be.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I saw that too. Just curious for the upcoming selection year, if the Service Academies have addressed how they are going to handle the SAT scores part of qualifying students for acceptance, since that is part of the qualifications.
     
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    Only USNA admissions would know what (if any) impact the change to the SAT format will have on their admissions process. Personally, I have NO idea what magic the person in the above article provids for the $1,000/hr he claims to charge. Probably, he is more concerned about how this might impact his apparently lucrative tutoring business.

    I guess if your parents have that kind of money, they can certainly spend exorbitant amounts on 'tutoring' in the hopes of increasing SAT/ACT scores. If a student struggles with math (as an example) all during h.s., no amount of SAT/ACT 'coaching' will change that.

    As it relates to service academies, the best general advice is to take BOTH tests since some tend to do better on one than the other. SA mostly use them as a standardized way to compare h.s. students having varying academic backgrounds. Whether or not such tests are a predictor of future success will always be the subject of endless debate. Also good to remember that even if the SAT changes for 2016, you are still taking the test with every other h.s. student.
     

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