More graphs, "high utility" vocabulary added to SAT

04/16/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The revised SAT, expected to be administered in 2016, will include more "high utility" vocabulary words, rather than obscure words, College Board officials said. The test also will include a greater focus on interpreting graphs in math, science and social science. "I like the desire on the part of the exam to assess students' analytic skills, and the direction they're taking with the changes in the essay," Duke University's admissions director, Christoph Guttentag, said.

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