SAT http://www.kplu.org en Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT http://www.kplu.org/post/optional-essay-and-other-changes-coming-sat The essay is optional. Scores will return to 1,600. And there will be no penalties if you answer something incorrectly. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:09:58 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 14480 at http://www.kplu.org Optional Essay And Other Changes Coming To The SAT Wash. students inch upward in college readiness scores http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-students-inch-upward-college-readiness-scores <p></p><p>Washington students <a href="http://act.org/newsroom/data/2012/states/pdf/Washington.pdf">did a bit better</a> last year on one of the major standardized tests measuring college readiness. Just about one in five Washington seniors takes the ACT – the SAT”s slightly less famous cousin – but that group saw modest gains over the previous four years.&nbsp; Thirty-eight percent of test-takers met the college readiness standard in all four subjects tested: English, reading, math and science, up from 34 percent year before.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6055 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. students inch upward in college readiness scores How much do students benefit from free practice SATs? Some say a lot http://www.kplu.org/post/how-much-do-students-benefit-free-practice-sats-some-say-lot <p>Thousands of students across the state are taking the SAT this weekend.</p><p>The college entrance exam plays a big role in admissions, but a lot of students are poorly prepared for it. Some educators say an easy way to change that &ndash; and get students to gear up for college earlier &ndash; is to pay for sophomores or juniors to take a preliminary version of the test.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:33:00 +0000 Charla Bear 3097 at http://www.kplu.org How much do students benefit from free practice SATs? Some say a lot Washington students tops on SAT http://www.kplu.org/post/washington-students-tops-sat <p>Washington students appear to be acing one test, the SAT test.&nbsp;</p><p>Average scores were the highest in the nation among states where more than 50 percent of eligible students take the college-entrance exam. Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:11:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 2629 at http://www.kplu.org Washington students tops on SAT