The College Board announced yesterday that they will be delaying the release of the new SAT exam by one year. The new test is now set to come out in the spring of 2016.
According to Eric Hoover at The Chronicle for Higher Education, back in October, David Coleman, President of the College Board, had said these changes could be arriving as early as this winter. However, feedback from educators indicated that it would be better to give students an opportunity to take the revised PSAT before finalizing the new SAT.
The new PSAT is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2015.
While there are no real details available right now about exactly what is being changed on the SAT, the College Board has indicated that they would like the test to be a better reflection of whether or not a student is ready for college. Hoover reports that, "last February, Mr. Coleman said the College Board would revise [the SAT] so that it 'mirrors the work that students will do in college.'"
Be sure to check out The Princeton Review's website and this blog for more information about the changing SAT exam!