No more wrong answer penalty. You will no longer be penalized by 1/4 point for every wrong answer!
The idea of that policy was to discourage guessing, but the College Board's research has found that eliminating won't affect scores that much and will cut down on students' reliance on test-taking strategies (a major goal for this overhaul).
As you can see, the format of the redesigned SAT will be more similar to that of the ACT than to that of its previous incarnation.
The redesigned SAT reading is the section that is most similar to its current incarnation. However, there are still some big changes coming.
The new SAT reading will include only longer passages. Without sentence completions or short passages, it will look a lot more like the ACT reading: a series of 500-750 word passages with questions.
Thanks to a recent change to the ACT, both tests will feature paired passages going forward.
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