Optiminds Can Help You Prepare for the Revised SAT

test3Last year, the Michigan legislature announced that the SAT would replace the ACT as the mandatory college preparatory test in 2016.

Also last year, the College Board, which oversees the SAT, announced that it would be making revisions to the existing SAT for 2016. According to College Board president and chief executive David Coleman who spearheaded the process of revising the test, the changes are “an attempt to level the playing field for students and better align the test with what students actually learn.”

The test will include three sections: evidence-based reading and writing; math; and an optional essay.

The latest revisions to the college admissions test stem from research and feedback from teachers, institutions of higher education and parents and include the following:

  • the essay portion will be optional
  • the test will return to its previous 1600-point scale, with a separate score for the essay
  • some of the obscure vocabulary traditionally used in the test will be dropped
  • the math section will have a narrower focus
  • students will not be penalized for incorrect answers
  • reading comprehension questions will weave in information from other subjects, such as history and science

The revised SAT will undoubtedly present new and unique challenges for prospective college students. Optiminds, which was recognized in Hour magazine’s “Faces of Detroit 2015” as a leader in “Test Prep and Academic Support,” offers customized, individualized programs to help you prepare for the revised SAT and reach your target score. Start now and be ready for the SAT this spring.

Optiminds’ College Counseling Division has earned a reputation for helping students with college preparation, SAT and ACT test prep and developing better study, reading, math and cognitive skills. Learn more about us by calling us today at (248) 496-0150 or by visiting us at: optimindsct.com.


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