Students currently in grade 10 and younger should know that a critical component of the US college application process is about to change in a dramatic way. Starting in the Spring of 2016, the US college entrance exam will take on a whole new format that is aimed at making the test more practical and fair. Here are the big changes:
1) Students must use evidence in their answers
2) Vocabulary will be more practical
3) Math section will cover fewer topics
4) Calculators will be banned from portions of the math section
5) Widely-read founding documents and speeches will be included
6) Students will not be penalized for incorrect answers
7) Students can choose whether or not to write an essay
8) Smaller scores out of 1600 not 2400
9) Digital SATs will be available
If you are interested to learn more about the specifics of these changes, please drop by the Guidance Office for more details or consider attending a free information session offered by The Princeton Review on Saturday January 6, 2015 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at their office at 1255 Bay Street Suite 550.
To register, please call 1-800-273-8439 ext 1207.