Rest in Peace, "New" SAT (March 12, 2005 - January 23, 2016)

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The New SAT expired onRest in Peace, SAT (March 12, 2005 - January 23, 2016) Shredded paper in NYC January 23, 2016 following a long battle with public relations and market share. He was 10.

The New SAT was born on March 12, 2005 in New York, New York, to his parents, the 1995 Re-Centered SAT and the 1994 Antonym-Free SAT. While the New SAT had a slow start that first year—due in large part to his new 2400-point scale and the addition of an Essay and Writing section—he overcame many difficulties and eventually served over 1.69 million college-bound seniors in the class of 2015. An undergraduate admissions test unlike any other, he assessed students’ knowledge of college-level vocabulary words as well as their ability to write a persuasive argument. In mathematics, he allowed calculators to be used on all questions, even though calculators were never actually needed to succeed. He also avoided taxing test takers with any trigonometry concepts.

The New SAT is survived by his twin sons, the Redesigned SAT, of New York City, and the Slightly-Altered ACT, of Iowa City, Iowa; his personal assistant, The Official SAT Study Guide (aka “The Blue Book”); his cousin, the GRE, of Princeton, New Jersey; his arch-enemy, the Common Core State Standards, currently residing in 42 states; close friends, college admissions officers throughout the United States; and his biggest fans, countless test preparation tutors who enjoyed his critical reasoning foundation. The New SAT was preceded in death by his parents, his grandfather (the 1946 SAT), and his great-grandfather (the original 1926 test).

Shredding has taken place and condolences can be offered at @OfficialSAT on Twitter. In lieu of flowers, please consider taking the ACT, as it is a proven test with sufficient test preparation materials. You can find our ACT courses here.

You will be missed, dear friend. It was a pleasure getting to know you so well over the last ten years.


 Photo : "SHREDDED" courtesy of marc falardeau