How the New SAT Is Trying to Redefine College Readiness

US News - If you are checking out the Best Colleges rankings as a junior or senior, you’re preparing to sit – or have already sat – for the 2400-point SAT, complete with its fancy vocabulary words and mandatory essay. But members of the class of 2017 will begin prepping next year for a completely overhauled test. Last March, College Board President David Coleman announced major revisions to the fall 2015 PSAT and the 2016 SAT, saying the SAT had "become disconnected from the work of high schools."