POTTSTOWN PA – The national Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), once the most widely used college entrance exam that has for years been an integral part of students’ lives in the Pottsgrove, Pottstown, and Spring-Ford Area school districts, is getting a make-over, WFMZ-TV in Allentown reported Sunday (March 3, 2013).
The College Board, which administers the test, says its redesign will more sharply focus the exam to the kind of academic work expected of students in high school and college. The overhaul comes as the test begins to lose market share to a rival, The ACT (American College Testing).
More than 1.6-million students in the class of 2012 took the SAT, making it the largest group of test takers in the SAT’s 87-year history. That same year, the number of high schoolers who took the ACT surpassed the SAT for the very first time, WFMZ reported.