The College Board has revealed that the date for the new PSAT/NMSQT® is fall 2015. This means that the new version of the SAT will be revealed around spring 2016.

The new president of the College Board, Dave Coleman, is the co-author of the Common Core English/Language Arts Exams. Since becoming president, he has sought to implement changes to the SAT, especially in the Writing and Critical Reading sections.

His comments on standardized testing and the common core describe how he has had “problems” with the essay portion of the SAT and his dislike of the SAT’s emphasis on vocabulary words that do not have much use in ordinary life.

Are you planning to take the SAT in 2016? Top Tutoring is best positioned to prepare students for the new SAT. Read about our predictions for the changes to the SAT Writing section here.