(NEW YORK) — The College Board released on Wednesday sample questions showing the biggest changes to the SAT college admissions test in a decade.
The draft questions are intended to give the public a sampling of the changes for the spring 2016 exam, giving high school students time to prepare for changes like an optional essay, limited use of a calculator, and no more “obscure” vocabulary words.
The College Board emphasizes that these are just draft questions and “are not a full reflection of what will be tested.”
“Actual items used on the exam are going through extensive reviews and pre-testing to help ensure they are clear, fair and measure what is intended,” the College Board said in its released materials.
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