Starting in March, the SAT, taken by more than 1.4 million college-bound students, will undergo major changes. The exam will now include a writing section comprising a 25-minute essay question and questions that will require students to identify sentence errors and improve sentences and paragraphs. In addition, it will contain more advanced math.
While some believe the new test will improve the quality of teaching in schools, others argue that it will strongly favor students who can afford test-preparation courses and will hurt students who speak English as a second language.
What’s your view? How will the new SAT affect students and teachers? What impact will it have on high school curricula?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.