(Why some of us are more vulnerable to online fraud) Instead of testing a wide range of math concepts, the new exam will focus on a few areas, like algebra, deemed most needed for college and life afterward.
A calculator will be allowed only on certain math questions, instead of on the entire math portion.
One of the biggest changes is that the extra penalty for wrong answers, which discouraged guessing, will be eliminated.
And some vocabulary words will be replaced with words such as "synthesis" and "empirical" that are used more widely in classrooms and in work settings.
Ironically, the College Board fell victim to the success of a college dropout from a wealthy family.
William Henry Gates III, more commonly known as Bill Gates, has wielded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a tool for wrecking education with Common Core and has hijacked the College Board, which began as a conclave of elite college leaders, into pursuing his radical social and political agendas.The downfall of the College Board began when it picked David Coleman, a Gates alumnus who had played a significant role in writing Common Core standards, as its new president.Coleman, a Rhodes Scholar, the son of a Bennington College president and New School dean, had degrees from Yale, Cambridge and Oxford.In 2012, Coleman became the president of the College Board.Even though the professional educational consultant had never actually taught, he had been put in charge of school and then college standards.It also says every income-eligible student who takes the SAT will receive four fee waivers to apply for college, which continues an effort the College Board has had to assist low-income students.(Yahoo: No more access with Facebook, Google IDs) These are the first SAT upgrades since 2005 when the essay portion was added and analogy questions were removed.By the age of 25, he was working at Mc Kinsey as an educational consultant.The rest of the story was an escalator ride through the consulting industry that destroyed education.Last year, the ACT said it would begin offering computer-based testing in 2015. Global Business and Financial News, Stock Quotes, and Market Data and Analysis. When the College Board standardized testing through the SAT, it introduced merit to an educational system where status was determined by family history.