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What will the redesigned SAT look like? College Board releases sample questions

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What will the redesigned SAT look like? College Board releases sample questions

By Denise Wong. CREATED Apr 16, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- It's something many teenagers dread: Taking the SAT. The test is still required to get into many colleges and parents and students can now get a preview of big changes coming to the test.

On Wednesday, the College Board released sample questions for the new version of the SAT. The nonprofit association announced last month the new test will include real-world applications and require more analysis. The College Board is trying to make the test more accessible and eliminate gaps in educational opportunity.

Several key features of the redesigned test include:

-- A focus on relevant words 
-- Math that matters 
-- No penalty for wrong answers

The redesigned SAT will also shift back to the old scoring system in which 1600 was a perfect score.

The College Board said all the information about the redesigned test being rolled out in 2016 is in draft form and subject to change. Those who will take the new test in two years are currently high school freshmen.

Click here for sample questions

Click here for explainer

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Denise Wong is a general assignment reporter for Action News. Catch her live reports on Good Morning Las Vegas.