The College Board is launching new and redesigned assessments in fall 2015 and spring 2016. The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT and the new PSAT™ 8/9 — for eighth- and ninth-graders — will launch in October 2015. The new PSAT™ 10 — for 10th-graders — will launch in February 2016 and the redesigned SAT in March 2016. These exams were designed by the College Board to work together to assess student skills. Closely aligned to challenging classroom work and the common core curriculum, the SAT exams will focus on college and career readiness.
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The Educational Records Bureau (ERB) has announced the specifics regarding the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners™ (AABL™), which will serve as the new evaluation tool that New York City private elementary programs will use during the admissions process. ISAAGNY removed the WPPSI-IV test that had been used for years in March of 2014 and the AABL™ will serve as the replacement assessment.
The new SAT is upon us, launching in the spring of 2016. If you’re in the high school graduating Class of 2017 or later, this will undoubtedly be the test that you should be preparing for – it seems far away, but knowing the key differences now will set you apart from the competition come college-application season! Here are the most important things that you should definitely know:
As many of you may already know, the Early Decision/Early Action deadlines for many universities are soon approaching, and this also includes the deadline for early application to the Ivy League. November 1st is imminent, and if you’re a senior thinking about applying to an Ivy League university you should be almost finished with your application by now.
So, if you’re a sophomore/junior looking to get a leg up on the competition OR if you’re a senior who dragged your feet a little bit, here are some things you need to know:
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