One in Four School Counselors Say Avoid Redesigned SAT

David Coleman announces the SAT redesign.
David Coleman announces the SAT redesign.

David Coleman is continuing the march toward aligning the SAT with the Common Core.  Politico yesterday reported that a growing number of school counselors do not want to follow.  24% of counselors say students should either ditch the test or take it before the changes take effect.

Upcoming changes to the SAT are affecting the advice that high school counselors are giving students now about college admissions exams, a Kaplan Test Prep Survey finds. About one-third of counselors think students should take more than one test (the current SAT, the new SAT and the ACT) so they can figure out which exam will most help them get into their choice colleges. Sixteen percent of counselors say students should ditch the SAT entirely and go with the ACT. About 6 percent of counselors are telling students to take the SAT early to avoid changes to the test, [http://politico.pro/1cP7XT3]  due out in March 2016. And another 6 percent are telling students to delay taking the test until the changes take effect.

ACT at the moment has not aligned to Common Core so that may be a better college entrance exam alternative.