SAT http://ripr.org en URI Plans to Keep Using the SAT http://ripr.org/post/uri-plans-keep-using-sat <p>The University of Rhode Island says it has no immediate plans to stop using the SAT as a requirement for admission, despite criticism that has led to an overhaul of the test.</p><p>SAT testing company The College Board has unveiled a series of changes taking effect in 2016, which include fewer obscure vocabulary words and making the essay section optional.</p><p>URI Director of Admissions Cynthia Bonn tells Rhode Island Public Radio that her team rarely ever looks at the essay section of the test as it is, but she thinks the other changes will be helpful.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:07:56 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30098 at http://ripr.org The New SAT http://ripr.org/post/new-sat <p>The College Board has announced <a href="https://www.collegeboard.org/delivering-opportunity/sat/redesign" target="_blank">changes to the SAT</a>, a test many high school students have suffered through on their way to college acceptance.</p><p>Critics of the test, and there are many, say it is an unreliable predictor of student performance in college, and some colleges, including Salve Regina University in Newport and Bryant University in Smithfield, have stopped requiring SAT scores from their applicants.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:14:37 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30042 at http://ripr.org