By now the news that the SAT is being redesigned has reached the ears of nearly every test taker. During this period of transition between the Current SAT and the Redesigned SAT (rSAT), it is has become important to keep track of all of the test associated dates – which, however, can prove a difficult task. This includes information such as when the tests will be administered and who will be affected, as well as when the Redesigned PSAT (rPSAT) and associated practice questions will be available.
Fortunately some of these questions have recently been cleared up. Sample practice questions for the rPSAT are currently provided on the College Board website (try them here), which also indicates that a full practice test will become available sometime during this month, March 2015.
These developments are occurring in association with the recent partnership between College Board and Khan Academy, the nonprofit educational organization known for providing free web-based educational content. They have also announced that by early June 2015 the entirety of Khan Academy’s SAT practice resources will become available to students free of cost, which are expected to consist of four Practice Tests by June, and 8 total staggered in time by the time the rSAT is administered in 2016. (Tests will also be available in hard copy in a New Official SAT Study Guide.)
This is certainly an interesting time of transition for SAT test takers. Although it may seem stressful to some, by all indications any remaining uncertainties will be cleared up well in advance of relevant test dates or registration deadlines. For students who need to take the SAT during the transitional period, for example, colleges are expected to accept either version of the test.
The next test dates for the Current SAT that have not passed the registration deadline are May 2 and June 6, 2015. The registration deadline dates are April 6 and May 8, 2015.
Note: Some aspects of the rSAT are still in development and may be subject to change.