On May 9, 2016 College Board, the makers of the SAT, released a new scoring scale and concordance tables for the SAT. As expected, it’s easier to get a 1300 (on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections combined) on the new SAT than it was to get a 1300 (Critical Reading and Math sections combined) on the old SAT, which means that the entire point of the SAT redesign now comes into focus: make the SAT look like the test that is easier when choosing between the SAT and ACT.
This will allow College Board to claw back some lost market share from the booming ACT – or so College Board thinks. Yet, by re-centering scores at the same time as they have redesigned the test, College Board will make all college admissions offices think twice about the overall veracity of the SAT, which could ultimately create the unintended consequence of bolstering the ACT!
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