Changes to the SAT and ACT have created consternation. Why? First, simply change. Anytime you alter something, it causes skepticism and unrest. Secondly, the very nature of standardized testing inherently breeds anxiety. But as with anything new and unfamiliar, information is the best way to combat concern. Rick Clark, director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech, and Mary Tipton Woolley, the senior associate director, suggest students and families keep these points in mind:
Test Prep: One of the best results of the SAT redesign is College Board’s partnership with Khan Academy, which provides free tips, practice questions and strategies for improving scores on all sections. ACT Online Prep is found here.