While the changes planned for the new PSAT and SAT were announced some time ago (and posted on this blog last year), there are now more resources available to understand and practice this new format. First and foremost, the changes will take place on the PSAT starting in the fall of 2015. As of Spring 2016, the SAT will incorporate the new changes. What are the new changes? Visit our blog post from last year for an overview. Kaplan also has an outstanding overview of the changes right here.
So how should you prepare for the change? Well, if you are a current sophomore about to head into your junior year, you should get started right away. It is never too early to get practicing. The College Board posted practice questions and practice tests on their website. Download a practice test right here. They have also posted a way to compare the exam formats right here. The changes are around the corner and will be here before you know it. Better to get a head start now while you can! For questions about the PSAT, SAT or ACT, contact CROSSWALK. CROSSWALK is the Monterey County’s local resource for test prep and private tutoring. Skype sessions are also available for those out of town. Find out more by visiting CROSSWALK.