The SAT is evolving to reflect the current high school curriculum.
The SAT is considered by many the holy grail when it comes to predicting a student's ability to perform in college, yet this staple of education is getting a modern makeover.
Brett Richstone, a Lincoln High School junior, says, "Little nervous, but I was excited after I heard what was changing. I'm not a fan of analogies."
The SAT decides the fate of millions of high schoolers just like Brett. It's changing to better reflect what students study in school.
Teri Gimbel, a Lincoln High School guidance counselor, says, "Try to correlate more to curriculum in schools, they're giving colleges more information by having a writing component, gives colleges more feedback on it if student is ready for college."
Changes to the test include the addition of third-year college preparatory math, more critical reading and a new writing section.
Brett Richstone, "Got a book about the writing section, so practice that and refresh English skills because [I’m] lacking in that department."
Brett is among the class of 2006, the first to take the new SAT for college admissions.
The price of the SAT is going up $12 to $41.50 cents. Changes are also in store for the ACT.