In March of 2016, the SAT and PSAT went through an extraordinary transformation. With the new SAT, the essay became optional, and there is now no penalty for guessing. Math was divided into two sections: No Calculator and Calculator. The reading questions changed in terms of format and focus. Writing remained essentially the same, but it is now combined with the Critical Reading to form 50% of the overall score; the other 50% is generated from the Math sections. The maximum score students can receive on the revised SAT is now 1600.
Long before the SAT made its changeover, A+ Academic Coaching coaches were exploring the dynamics of the test and developing new approaches and strategies to help students excel. We are pleased that one significant change that CollegeBoard, the educational agency that coordinates the SAT, provided was including a whole set of practice materials free of charge to all students. We draw upon those materials, and we have found that the combination of genuine SAT material, along with the capable instruction of A+ coaches, truly sets students up for success.