What we know: Key takeaways on the end of current SAT
The current version of the SAT test will have its final run this weekend, giving way to a new one in March. Some facts about the evolution of the test:
— The revamped exam is supposed to be more representative of what students study in high school and the skills they’ll need in college and beyond.
— The new version will lose some questions about obscure vocabulary words: Less emphasis on words like “lachrymose.”
— The top score goes back to 1,600, with a separate score for the optional essay, compared with Saturday’s possible total of 2,400.
— More than 351,000 students are registered to take the test this weekend, up nearly 10 percent from last January.
—The test was last revised in 2005.
—The new SAT will continue to test reading, writing and math, with an emphasis on analysis.