Questions on the redesigned SAT will focus more on real-world applications and analysis by students. Sample questions were released by the College Board yesterday, but they won't be used until spring 2016. Madhvee Patel is managing director of the Sugar Land office of College Nannies and Tutors, where test preparation is offered.
“In the mean time, we're not going to drop the old ways.” Patel says. “There will be kids still doing them, right up until the spring of 2016.”
One question asks test-takers to calculate the foreign exchange rate which a vacationing American would pay for Indian rupees.
“They've made it more realistic to the real world,” she says. “The kids will actually be able to use when they see the graph and think of the questions. It will be more relative.”