SAT removes essay from their scoring; Purdue admissions reacts

By Tom Novak Although it can’t save current students the trouble they already went through, one of the most dreaded portions of the SAT will soon be a thing of the past. The College Board, the entity that puts out the SAT college entry exam every year, has announced it will be making the essay writing portion of its 2400-point exam optional starting in spring 2016. If a student chooses to take the essay, it will be graded using a separate score. As a result, a 1600 will once again become a perfect score. “De-evolution is rarely a good thing. Leave it to the College Board to remove the one area of their test that might actually measure an individual student as an individual student.” Read the entire article here:

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